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COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • fever,
  • Tiredness,
  • Dry cough.

Some patients may have

  • Aches and pains,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • Runny nose,
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea.

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

Suspect Case.

Any person with an acute respiratory illness(fever or cough or difficulty in breathing) AND at least one of the following-

· A history of travel from or residence in countries with the presumed widespread transmission in the 14 days before symptom onset or

· Close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID -19 in the last 14 days before illness onset.

· Close contact with an individual with a history of respiratory illness and travel to countries with presumed widespread transmission within the last 30 days or

· Worked or attended a health care facility in the 14 days before the onset of symptoms where patients with hospital-associated COVID-19 infections have been reported.

Close contact is defined as-

· Working together nearby or sharing the same environment with a COVID_19 patient.

· Travelling together with a COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance.

· Living in the same household as a COVID-19 patient.

· Healthcare-associated exposure including providing direct care for COVID-19 patients, working with health care workers infected with Novel Coronavirus, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment as a COVID -19 patient.

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