Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, body aches, sore throat or vomiting and diarrhea. But milder symptoms can fly under the radar.
Shortness of breath
In more severe cases, coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can lead to:
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
The incubation period of the coronavirus remains unknown. Some sources say it could be between 02 and 14 days.
Like other coronaviruses, 2019-nCoV can cause pneumonia and other respiratory and cardiovascular conditions: coughing, fever, fatigue, and soreness. Because the outbreak is in the middle of flu season, that can make distinguishing between the two difficult.
The virus is most dangerous for the elderly or people who are already sick — the mortality rate is substantially higher within those particular groups than the general population.
As the disease progresses, it can cause more severe symptoms including difficulty breathing, kidney injury, and heart damage.
Screening for new cases is also difficult because 2019-nCoV patients can spread the disease while they remain asymptomatic for as long as two weeks — compared to most viral infections which cause symptoms within the first few days.