Given its rapid spread around the world, it may seem hard to believe that it has only been about five weeks since the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant was reported from South Africa to the World Health Organization.
This happened on Wednesday, November 24, when the first specimen of the strain, formally known as B.220.127.116.119, arrived on Tuesday, November 9.
Since the emergence of Omicron, a series of studies as well as anecdotal evidence from infected people have provided a set of symptoms with cough, runny nose, sore throat and fatigue, including loss of taste and smell, among others. are common. , muscle pain and headache, also emerging.
Since COVID was first identified in late 2019, its initial list of symptoms has grown as the virus began its fourth calendar year on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
Now, a new report has identified two unusual symptoms of a COVID infection that were not previously identified.
Those other symptoms are pink eye and hair loss, reports the Daily Mirror.
The appearance of pink eye may be due to the way COVID enters the body, the report said, such as “through receptors found in different parts of the eye, including your retina and the epithelial cells that line your eyes.” Lines the white part of the eye and eyelid.
1 telltale symptom of the original COVID-19 outbreak: fever and chills.
“It is common that people who experience fever may be dealing with a hair loss problem called telogen effluvium,” the Daily Mirror reports.
People who have been infected with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild to severe illness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms, said the CDC, which currently lists these 11 symptoms for COVID-19, noting that other symptoms are possible:
- fever or chills,
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
- muscle or body aches,
- New loss of taste or smell.
- Sore throat,
- Congested or runny nose.
- nausea or vomiting,
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