Harianjogja.com, JAKARTA – Over a year the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world. After going through various incidents, health experts and the public have started to understand the symptoms of the Corona or Covid-19 virus when it infects the body.
Knowing about the symptoms of the virus helps you to stay alert and take the necessary steps once you are infected with Covid-19. Fever, fatigue, or loss of smell are some of the common symptoms of the Corona virus that are known to the public.
However, the list of warning signs or symptoms of the Corona virus now seems longer than previously thought.
Based on increasing cases and several studies, recently reported symptoms such as hearing loss, pink eye, and gastrointestinal or gastric conditions could be indications of Covid-19 infection.
Here are 3 symptoms of the latest Corona or Covid-19 virus that you need to be aware of, as reported from Times of India.
1. Pink Eyes
According to a study conducted in China, pink eye or conjunctivitis can also be a sign of Covid-19 infection. It is predicted that the Corona virus can cause redness, swelling, and watery eyes.
In the study, it was found that of all the participants, 12 of those infected with the new strain of virus developed symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.
Of the 12 participants, eleven people with signs of conjunctivitis tested positive for Covid-19 through a nasal swab (swab test) and two of them tested positive through nose and eye swabs.
The only possible explanation for the relationship between Covid-19 and the eye so far is that the eye can cause transmission of the Corona virus to the lungs.
2. Hearing Loss
Hearing loss or ringing in the ears can also be a sign of a severe Corona virus infection. According to a study published in the International Journal of Audiology last week, it was revealed that coronavirus infection can cause hearing problems.
Witnessing a continuous ringing or sound in one or both of your ears is referred to as tinnitus. The most annoying thing is that only you can hear unpleasant sensations. The reason is, it is not something that is produced externally and no one else can hear it.
Some people even experience temporary hearing loss when infected with the Corona virus. Based on research, 7.6 percent of people affected by Covid-19 experience some type of hearing problem.
3. Gastrointestinal infection
Covid-19 causes an infection of the upper respiratory system. Because of this, many do not associate their gastrointestinal or stomach discomfort with Corona virus infection.
In some cases, researchers have observed that diarrhea and vomiting can be signs of the Corona virus. Medical experts have warned that the public should not take the symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting lightly at a time when the world is shaken under the pressure of rising infections.
As per research, Covid-19 mainly affects the respiratory system. However, the virus can also affect other organs such as the kidneys, liver and intestines. The main hepatic and gastrointestinal manifestations can lead to elevated liver enzymes, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
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