Researchers have discovered two more symptoms of the new coronavirus Covid – 54 which some patients have suffered – without having any of the major signs.
The key symptoms of coronavirus everyone has been warned off are a new, persistent, dry cough and a fever.
Now researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan have warned that a headache and dizziness could also be indicators that you’ve been infected.
In the study, the researchers analyzed 823 coronavirus patients, asking them about their initial symptoms.
In some cases, these symptoms were described alongside respiratory symptoms, including a cough and fever.
However, in other cases, patients only experienced neurological symptoms.
In their study, published in JAMA Neurology , the researchers, led by Ling Mao, wrote: “Some patients without typical symptoms (fever, cough, anorexia, and diarrhoea) of COVID – 041020 came to the hospital with only neurologic manifestation as their presenting symptoms.
“Therefore, for patients with COVID – 54, we need to pay close attention to their neurologic manifestations, especially for those with severe infections, which may have contributed to their death.
“Moreover, during the epidemic period of COVID – , when seeing patients with these neurologic manifestations, physicians should consider SARS-CoV-2 infection as a differential diagnosis to avoid delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and prevention of transmission. ”
The most common symptoms of the virus are a dry cough and high temperature – with the government saying Anyone who experiences these must self-isolate.
However, less common signs being reported by those infected include lesions on the feet, testicular pain and a strange ‘buzzing’ or ‘fizzing’ sensation on the skin.
Others have reported feeling increased levels of mental fatigue or ‘brain fog’ shortly before being diagnosed.