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Signs You May Have Already Had COVID, Says CDC, Including Fatigue

By Heather Newgen of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 6: The holiday season is here and so are three viruses–COVID, influenza and RSV. Experts have been sounding the alarm bell for weeks warning the public that this winter is going to be brutal and so far we have seen cases rise and hospitals overwhelmed with patients. While COVID-19 cases were dropping, there's been a recent uptick and health officials are urging people to stay safe. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert did his final White House press conference recently and said, "My message — and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium — is that please for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you're eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community." Jagdish Khubchandani, Professor of Public Health at New Mexico State University tells us, "It is estimated that almost a third or more of the American population has reported confirmed infection with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Others estimate that these numbers should be higher as many did not get tested or may not have reported self-tests to any agency."Dr. Khubchandani added, "Given these facts, it is highly likely that the majority of the American population was infected and the vast majority of people got over COVID disease and symptoms within a few days to weeks of getting infected. The most common symptoms noted so far have been loss of taste and smell, headache, sore throat, fever and chills, fatigue, and shortness of breath. However, a plethora of new studies have found that some people may have long lasting symptoms indicating past COVID-19 infection (i.e., long COVID) and for some of these individuals, there will be an increased risk of serious health outcomes (e.g., stroke, heart attack, etc.)." Many times, COVID symptoms are similar to the flu and without a proper test, it can be difficult to differentiate the two, but there are a few signs that point to COVID. Dr. Khubchandani says, "There is a long list of non-specific symptoms that may originate suddenly due to long COVID or past infections with COVID-19 virus. These may range from menstrual abnormalities, diarrhea, rashes, nausea, hair or skin problems, etc." Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

Signs You May Have Already Had COVID, Says CDC, Including Fatigue

The holiday season is here and so are three viruses–COVID, influenza and RSV. Experts have been sounding the alarm bell for weeks warning the public that this winter is going to be brutal and so far we have seen cases rise and hospitals overwhelmed with patients. While COVID-19 cases were dropping, there's been a recent uptick and health officials are urging people to stay safe. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert did his final White House press conference recently and said, "My message — and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium — is that please for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you're eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community." Jagdish Khubchandani, Professor of Public Health at New Mexico State University tells us, "It is estimated that almost a third or more of the American population has reported confirmed infection with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Others estimate that these numbers should be higher as many did not get tested or may not have reported self-tests to any agency."

Dr. Khubchandani added, "Given these facts, it is highly likely that the majority of the American population was infected and the vast majority of people got over COVID disease and symptoms within a few days to weeks of getting infected. The most common symptoms noted so far have been loss of taste and smell, headache, sore throat, fever and chills, fatigue, and shortness of breath. However, a plethora of new studies have found that some people may have long lasting symptoms indicating past COVID-19 infection (i.e., long COVID) and for some of these individuals, there will be an increased risk of serious health outcomes (e.g., stroke, heart attack, etc.)." Many times, COVID symptoms are similar to the flu and without a proper test, it can be difficult to differentiate the two, but there are a few signs that point to COVID. Dr. Khubchandani says, "There is a long list of non-specific symptoms that may originate suddenly due to long COVID or past infections with COVID-19 virus. These may range from menstrual abnormalities, diarrhea, rashes, nausea, hair or skin problems, etc." Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

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