Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease and a global pandemic that has affected most countries across the world,
after the first case was reported in December 2019.
Millions have been infected by the disease, which has also led to thousands of deaths.
When do the symptoms of COVID-19 start?
What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
While the symptoms may vary from person to person, the following are few of the common symptoms that may indicate COVID-19:
The most common serious manifestation of COVID-19 appears to be pneumonia, where the lungs of the patient get impaired. It can also lead to a severe acute respiratory symptom and kidney failure.
These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but only have very mild symptoms.
Symptoms in children with infection appear to be uncommon, although some children with severe COVID-19 have been reported.
What are the risks associated once the symptoms arise?
It is critical to understand the symptoms and risks of COVID-19 and take precautions and immediate seek medical assistance if you feel unwell and show symptoms of the disease. Since the infection can be transmitted very easily, not only COVID-19 positive patients are vulnerable, but people who are in close contact with the patient are also equally at risk in case the infection is not spotted early and the patient isolated from other people.
Special thanks to Dr Saswati Sanyal Choudhury(MD FICOG FICMCH) for expert advice.