But when will Covid-19 leave us alone? While the global pandemic has lasted for more than two years, resulting in many illnesses, deaths, health restrictions and economic impacts of all kinds, the disease continues to surprise. If vaccines prove their effectiveness, the number of positive cases skyrockets. The cause is simple: the virus mutates. And this leads to new symptoms that are added to a long list already known.

Thus, in addition to a high temperature, a continuous cough, headaches, body aches or a change in the senses of taste and smell, other telltale signs are now possible. It is the National Health Service (NHS), the public health system of the United Kingdom which has just sounded the alarm. In addition to the previously mentioned symptoms, here are the new official symptoms: shortness of breath, feeling tired or exhausted, pain in the body, headache, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, loss of appetite and diarrhea.

Nine new symptoms that increase alertness

The NHS website states that “symptoms are very similar to those of other illnesses, such as colds and flu”. Also according to the British authority, people suffering from the new virus mutation can also have ringing in the ears, unusual joint pain and brain fog. So many signs to which you must remain attentive, so as not to spread the virus and protect your loved ones.

This Friday, scientists revealed that a record 4.9 million people had contracted Covid last week in the UK. In England, one in 13 people have been infected with the virus, and Scotland has reported one in 12 people have been affected by the virus. But the vaccine broke the link between cases and serious illnesses. That’s the only good news.

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Lara T.
Lara T.

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