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Corona or no Corona: Why you should not only cough and fever care

Several thousand people have been infected in the meantime, in Germany, demonstrated that the Sars-CoV-2-virus. Worldwide, the Johns Hopkins University has Infected more than 245,000. How infection manifests itself symptomatically, in addition to medical professionals are learning very much.

A scheme F, according to the novel Coronavirus triggered Covid-19 is a disease, there isn’t. Rather, the disease of the cases are “nonspecific, diverse and vary greatly”, as the Robert-Koch Institute, writes.

Some people didn’t notice an infection, therefore at all, others show a harmless Cold symptoms, with which many beat, regardless of the new Virus multiple times a year around. Others become seriously ill, develop a dangerous form of lung infection, dying.

However, this share is low. Of 246.444 international confirmed Corona-Infected have so far died 10.040. More than 86,000 have already recovered again (as of: 20.3.20, 16 hours). dpa

Symptoms often resemble those of a flu

General statements on the course of disease and the image, consequently, are difficult to make. The majority of Patients, but these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

But may occur in addition to other symptoms, such as Figures from the world health organization (WHO) show. The virologists of the highest health authority in the world, analyzed more than 55,000 confirmed Covid-19-cases.

Every Sixth of them complained about the pain in the jaw area as well as neck pain or headache. Also chills, Nausea and vomiting can trigger the infection, apparently. A stuffy nose or diarrhea do not belong to the a Covid-19-disease typical symptoms. The WHO analysis according to the proportion of patients who developed these signs of disease is, in the low single-digit percentage range. dpa   

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German doctors call for more Corona signs

The Bonn Professor of Virology Hendrik Streeck want to have identified with his team of Colleagues, in the meantime, another one of the infection your own signs: the temporary loss of smell and sense of taste.

As he says in the interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, he has in the past few days, more than 100 of Coronavirus-Infected Westphalia in the district of Heinsberg, the epicenter of the German Corona-epidemic in North-Rhine, visited. “Almost all of the Infected, we have surveyed, and for a good two-thirds, described a multi-day smell and taste loss,” says Streeck.

How the sensory perception of people was limited, show examples of the virologist calls. As a mom to not have noticed the smell of a full diaper of your child. “Others could no longer smell her Shampoo, and food began to taste bland.”

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    To be at what time in the disease chronology of these symptoms, so far, unclear. Streeck she suspects tend to be towards the end of the disease.

    He also believes that significantly more people suffer symptoms in the course of an infection with the Sars-CoV-2-Virus-through case. 30% of all analyzed cases from Heinsberg had shown, in his analysis, such symptoms and significantly more people than, for example, the WHO has assumed so far.

    How long does it take from the infection with the Virus and the Occurrence of these symptoms, varies between two and fourteen days in the rule. On average, Infected notice according to the RKI after five to six days of the first signs of the disease.

    Until patients recover with a slight progression of the disease, again, offense according to the WHO up to two weeks. Those who get it, it’s hard, it takes, on average, considerably longer, until he is healthy again. Three to six weeks, estimates the WHO, the suffering of these patients sometimes violent symptoms. 

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    Basically, Who is more of the symptoms described in the notes and had contact to people, the a laboratory a positive effect on Covid-19 has been tested, you should call his doctor or the nationwide number of medical on-call service 116 117 apply.

    In any case, you should come unannounced into practice, but before the doctor call. Then the practice team, the software can make appropriate arrangements, so that you can infect other people.

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