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Coronavirus symptoms have changed due to mutations: scientists present new data

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Scientists from King’s College London concluded that mutations could cause changes in the symptoms of coronavirus disease.

Researchers suggest that the virus “is acting differently now”.

Previously, the most common symptoms were coughing, loss of taste and smell. Now patients are increasingly complaining of headaches, sore throats, runny nose,s, and fever.

According to research, cough is now the fifth most common manifestation of coronavirus, and loss of smell is no longer in the top 10.

In addition, Tim Spector, a professor of the genetic epidemiology of King’s College London said that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is very similar to the common cold and therefore people do not take it seriously. 

Prof Spector told the Telegraph:

People aren’t realising this, and people might think they’ve got some sort of seasonal cold and they still go out to parties and they might spread it around.

Since the start of May, we’ve been looking at the top symptoms and they are not the same as they were.

Number one is headache followed by sore throat, runny nose and fever. All those are not the old classic symptoms, number five is cough, so it’s rarer and we don’t even see loss of smell coming into the top 10 anymore.

This variant seems to be working slightly differently.

In this regard, experts recommend taking a coronavirus test when symptoms of the disease appear in order to reduce the spread of the disease.

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