The coronavirus family is responsible for respiratory infections in humans, and two of them are responsible for severe and potentially fatal pathologies: the SARS-CoV-1 and the MERS-CoV.
In December 2019, the occurrence of several cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in China led to the identification of a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2.
SARS-CoV-2 causes a severe respiratory disease, named “COVID-19” by the World Health Organization. After Asia, Europe, the United States, and Iran are the most affected regions in the world.
SARS-CoV-2 is more easily transmitted than seasonal influenza virus, but the progression of the epidemic is not the same. Influenza invades a territory in a uniform manner whereas COVID-19 seems to be more dependent on the existence of significant foci of infection. Here are 6 Signs That You May Have Already Had COVID-19.
6. Sore throat
One of the main symptoms of coronavirus is actually a sore throat. Covid patients most often present a dry cough, but it can also sometimes be greasy. However, in the majority of cases, this cough goes away by itself. The WHO advises to call your doctor if you have a dry cough.