Scientists Determine The Order Of COVID-19 Symptoms

(TELESUR) – The symptoms order is fever, cough, muscle pain, nausea and/or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Monday identified the likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear, a finding that could help both patients and doctors to better handle the disease.

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The study was led by doctoral candidate Joseph Larsen with faculty advisors Peter Kuhn and James Hicks from the USC Michelson Convergent Science Institute in Cancer (CSI-Cancer).

Specialists concluded that the symptoms order is fever, cough, muscle pain, nausea and/or vomiting, and diarrhea.

According to Larsen, identifying the patients’ symptoms could help medical staffs to intervene earlier in the disease and reduce its negative impact.

“Given that there are now better approaches to treatments for COVID-19, identifying patients earlier could reduce hospitalization time,” the study’s lead author said.

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