While coronavirus is a virus which attacks the respiratory system, it induces a host of symptoms in patients ranging from flu-like symptoms, immune disorders, muscle pain and aches. A study by Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA has now found that almost all the patients treated for the infection had three common symptoms.
Out of 164 people analysed all were told to report their symptoms. As per the study findings, nearly 96%, i.e. almost all patients surveyed said that they experienced one of the three typical symptoms- fever, cough or shortness of breath.
Among these, a whopping 45% said that they experienced all three symptoms together during the course of their illness.
Coughing was found to be the most common symptom . While most mild symptoms of COVID-19 start off like a cold or the flu, one symptom which can cause worry is the presence of dry cough. 80% of those surveyed recorded the presence of a lasting cough as their primary symptom.Fever, which was the second most common symptom prevalent in coronavirus patients is also a typical symptom.
Shortness of breath, or feeling restless was the third most common symptom the participants recorded. However, according to the findings, the symptom was more likely seen in patients who had to undergo hospitalized for the infection.
Interestingly, another recent study done by the UK based King's College observed that skin rash or infection of any kind could also be a prominent symptom of the infection after 3,36,000 people across the UK were analyzed for a range of symptoms.