According to the the NHS, there are three main COVID-19 warning signs:
- High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Research suggests this list does not capture the totality of symptoms one may experience, however.
On the contrary, a study conducted by University of Cincinnati researchers and four Italian institutions, points to the numerous ways COVID-19 can affect the central nervous system.
The study, published in the journal Radiology, investigated neurological symptoms and imaging findings in patients from three major institutions in Italy: University of Brescia, Brescia; University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara; and University of Sassari, Sassari. Italy was the second epicenter of the spread of COVID-19, resulting in over 30,000 deaths.
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