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Be aware of Wuhan coronavirus symptoms

Alexander Alexeenko - 29.03.20

New York lawyer, who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, told about the disease on Twitter, reported by CNN. He wrote his story from an intensive care therapy.

David Lat paid attention on the first symptom of coronavirus COVID-19 approximately two weeks ago. On March 13, he complained to his doctor of a fever and muscle pain. The specialist suspected he had bronchitis, which developed against the background of the flu, and prescribed antibiotics and cough syrup. The next day, Lat's health worsened.

“The cough got so bad that it was hard for me to breathe,” he said on Twitter.

After that, the lawyer decided to go to the hospital. He was tested for influenza and a bacterial infection, but refused to test for coronavirus. Only after his second visit to the hospital he was checked for China coronavirus symptoms, isolated and oxygen therapy started. Lat’s spouse, Zachary Baron Shemtob told CNN that on Saturday, March 21, Lata needed mechanical ventilation. No improvement was reported.


“I would like people to understand how serious this disease can be,” Shemtob said. - "Young healthy people are also affected by it. Stop gathering in groups. Enough stupid things. ”

1.Symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19: how to recognize the disease

The latest news about the infection really scares. Over the past few days, thousands of new cases have been diagnosed in the country. Data on who is most susceptible to insidious infection is constantly changing. But the symptoms of coronavirus were more or less able to identify.

The main symptoms of coronavirus, China origin, are:

  • weakness;
  • chest pain, trouble breathing;
  • temperature is above 38 degrees;
  • a sore throat;
  • dry cough, sometimes with a small amount of sputum;
  • lacrimation of the eyes, suppuration.

Another insidious symptom of coronavirus revealed the British doctor Rosen Ellin-Khan. According to her, a sharp abdominal pain may be a sign of Wuhan, China COVID-19 infection.


At the onset of the disease, it cannot be distinguished from ordinary flu. The infected person feels tired, lethargic. Headache, temperature rises — not too high, in diagnosed cases no higher than 38 degrees, although it was found that some patients had fever and 39 on a thermometer. After taking up COVID-19, new symptoms may appear. Breathing becomes difficult: every breath is given with difficulty, chest pain appears, gastric activity disturbed. China coronavirus symptoms are the same in men and women. Click here to get more about mode of transmission of COVID-19.

2. China coronavirus symptoms in children

For all the time, the COVID-19 pandemic is rarely found in young children. Doctors believe that young people are almost not affected by this disease. In addition, the disease in babies in most cases proceeds without symptoms.

One of the warning signs of the virus in children can be high fever. It is noted that in patients it was not lower than 39 degrees.

3.Wuhan coronavirus symptoms in the elderly

The number of deaths from coronavirus increases among the "silver age" patients. Children under 15 years old suffer little, there are practically no deaths. Serious complications are observed in people after 40 years. And further on in older people, mortality increases even more.

Scientists from around the world are developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Unfortunately, no serum capable of saving the infected exists yet.

At the first sign virologists recommend going into self-isolation and calling a doctor. In each country there is a hotline for receiving citizens' appeals. The doctors will take smears and a blood test, and the patient will be sent to the hospital while they are waiting.

In order to protect themselves from coronavirus, doctors recommend strengthening the immune system. Eat properly, monitor hygiene and use an antiseptic and mask. Read about N95 protection mask, is it useful in pandemic circumstances.

From the moment of infection to the appearance of the first symptoms of coronavirus, according to doctors, it can take from two to 14 days. From the moment of infection to the onset of symptoms of coronavirus, two to 14 days can pass. It feels like the first manifestation of a new infection resembles a cold or a flu. Many patients experience early fever, the authors of a joint WHO-China mission report indicate. According to them, a high temperature was observed in 88% of infected COVID-19. According to another study in China, only 44% of patients complained of fever when they were admitted to the hospital, but as a result, 89% of patients complained of this symptom, writes Business Insider.

Symptoms of coronavirus, treatment methods and the timing of the onset of the disease may vary depending on which category the patients belong to: the disease can occur in mild, moderate, severe and critical form. At each of these levels, they will be different every day, writes Business Insider, citing data from a joint mission of the World Health Organization and China on COVID-19.

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