One of the country’s leading coronavirus experts has warned that there are six other symptoms associated with the disease that people should look out for on top of the three symptoms listed by the NHS.
Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE Covid Symptom Study and professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, was speaking because a new strain of the virus is causing a spike in infections across the country, Birmingham Live Reports .
He said people shouldn’t just focus on the three symptoms the NHS urges people to look for, namely coughing, temperature and loss of sense of taste or smell.
Professor Spector said other symptoms that could indicate Covid-19 include:
- Muscle pain
- Avoid meals
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The professor said: “This new viral strain is being blamed for the recent rise in London and the southeast, but while it has certainly become the dominant strain in new infections, there is still no strong evidence to support it behaving differently.” .
He added: “It is possible that these rapid changes will happen anyway, just as it has happened in Wales which is 4 times the national average.
“Regardless of the stress causing the recent increases, we are still in shambles and we need to reduce the number of cases, especially in the elderly, to help the NHS.
“The test alone will not stop the spread, just as it did not with previous waves. People need to know all the symptoms and not just focus on the three“ official ”symptoms that miss more than 20 percent of cases. .
“If anyone experiences any of these in the coming weeks, stay home, isolate yourself and get tested.”