NCDC Announces New COVID-19 Symptoms (Full List)
NCDC has announced new Coronavirus symptoms in the country as the virus is fast spreading.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a new case definition for Coronavirus due to community transmission in parts of the country.
Recall that Akin Abayomi, Lagos State commissioner for health, had said that cases of community transmission were on the rise.
Community transmission means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
The centre said in a tweet on Sunday that symptoms of suspected cases include cough and fever, but has now added to the list.
It also added that people with history of fever in the last 2 weeks with 1 or more of the following symptoms would now be listed as suspected cases of the virus.
Listed symptoms are;
Shivering /shaking (chills)
• Body pain
• Sore throat
• Recent loss of taste or smell
• Difficulty in breathing/shortness of breath
• Diarrhea/abdominal pain
• Runny nose/catarrh
• Fatigue (tiredness)
On the other hand, the NCDC said a probable case of COVID-19 include any person that presented any of the above symptoms in the last two weeks and died without a confirmatory COVID-19 test.
As of May 2, the country had a total of 2,388 confirmed cases of COVID19.