Researchers from King’s College London have warned of a change in the common symptoms of COVID-19.
According to the publication, mutations in the virus have led to the most common symptoms of the infection being headache, runny nose and sore throat. Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology, clarified that the “Indian variant” of the SARS-CoV-2 virus manifests itself as a common cold. Therefore, it is imperative that people with such symptoms be tested to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“The person doesn’t realize it. He thinks he has some kind of seasonal cold and goes to events, infecting others. We’re learning the basic signs of infection. And now they are not the same as before,” said the scientist.
The World Health Organization (WHO) lists dry cough, fever and fatigue as the main symptoms of COVID-19.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor told about a rare symptom in those who have contracted the coronavirus. Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalia Pshenichnaya specified that in rare cases patients suffering from COVID-19 complain of numbness of limbs or decreased sensitivity.