New common symptom of COVID

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A popular health study shows a symptom is being reported more often by people with COVID-19.

When the coronavirus pandemic started three years ago, its symptoms were well known: dry cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, loss of taste and smell.

Today, a growing number of people are reporting muscle aches and pains as a common symptom according to a recent ZOE health survey.

“Myalgia is actually a fairly common symptom in anyone with a febrile illness,” said Dr. Amy Edwards, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at University Hospital. “Anyone with a disease that causes fever, muscle pain is a very common complication of fever.”

According to a report published with the National Library of Medicine, muscle pain is reported in 36% of COVID patients, but Edwards said there was no real cause for concern.

“It’s been pretty consistent, there hasn’t been another big change in dominant symptomatology since Omicron took hold last year,” she said.

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health adds that COVID is becoming less of a concern.

“We haven’t had an increase in hospitalizations like we’ve had the past two winters,” manager Dave Margolius said. “The big difference is that the vaccination rate just changed the game.”

Margolius said 57.4% of Cleveland residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and nearly 26% have received a booster.

“The definition of herd immunity is always a little too technical, but I would say that because of our vaccination rate, because people who have been vaccinated have also had COVID, people have very strong immunity to this. stadium,” he said. “COVID is not the threat it once was.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *