Covid-19 : what are the symptoms and forms of this disease?

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Covid-19 Symptoms

Covid-19, the infection caused by SARS-Cov-2, can cause as much a common cold as a serious respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Is the disease still fatal? What are the symptoms? Let’s take stock together

What are the main symptoms of Covid-19?

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • High fever:

Like almost all viral infections, Covid-19 has a high fever, usually greater than 37.5°C.

  • Dry or oily cough:

The fever is accompanied by a dry or fat cough, depending on the people.

  • Pain and congestion and runny nose:

In some cases, the infected person may experience pain, nasal congestion and runny nose.

  • Sore throat and diarrhea:

Sore throat and diarrhea can also appear. These symptoms are often mild and appear gradually.

  • Sudden loss of smell and taste:

People with this virus may also experience a sudden loss of smell and

  • Skin symptoms:

Skin symptoms such as persistent redness or frostbite may also appear.

  • Neurological disorders:

People with this disease may also have certain neurological disorders such as landmark loss, restlessness, and great confusion.

Sometimes symptoms may also not appear. Some people may carry the virus and have no apparent symptoms. These individuals are known as healthy carriers. They’re not sick, but they can infect people.

The symptoms of Covid-19 do not appear immediately after the virus enters the body. There is a period of time between infection and onset of symptoms. This is called incubation time. This incubation time is 1 to 14 days, but usually the first symptoms appear around 5 days after contamination.

Are there any aggravating forms of Covid-19?

In 80% of cases, people with this disease heal without taking any particular treatment. However, in about 6% of cases, symptoms can get worse and the disease can lead to death. These are alarming symptoms:

  • Respiratory distress
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Progressive failure of all organs.

Breathing difficulties appear a few days after contamination, even if the first symptoms are mild. This is why you should not take this disease lightly and consult a doctor in case of fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Covid-19: Who is at risk?

All categories of the population may be affected by SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus infection. However, some people are more likely to catch it and especially to develop complications.

People who are most likely to develop the aggravating form of Covid-19:

  • Older people. Death reports published in the most affected countries show that older people are the most vulnerable. In Italy, for example, the average age of deceased patients is 81 years. According to the epidemiological weekly report of April 9, 2020 released in France, 89% of the dead are 65 years old.
  • People with heart disease, high blood pressure or poorly controlled diabetes are also more likely to develop