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Common Symptoms of the Corona Virus

Updated: Jul 14

The Corona Virus, known as COVID-19, has been shown to be unpredictable in how it affects each individual. Reading news reports in Australia and medical journals freely available online, we have pieced together through some common symptoms. Firstly a disclaimer, this article is not intended to be a factual medical piece, but rather an observational piece of writing, based on what we have witnessed so far. If you may be concerned or unwell, you must seek professional medical advice. Here are some of the common symptoms, which may be associated with the Coronavirus.

Based on the official (1) Australian Federal Government website on health regarding the Corona Virus, the symptoms of some infected sufferers include:

  • Elevated body temperature

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Fatigue

  • Shortness of Breath


These symptoms may be extremely mild with some individuals, while for others, the symptoms may be extremely dramatic. The Coronavirus has indeed thrown up a set of difficult circumstance to detect. Without a genuinely foolproof, non-invasive methodology of detecting coronavirus, checking a person temperature is the next best tool available for a public location or workplace. A thermal imaging device to check human temperatures is a good start.


Symptoms of a High Body Temperature

It is possible to have a high body temperature above 38 degrees and not realise it. I know, because it has happened to me before. There may be instances where a person may not know they have a high body temperature associated with illness. A thermal system may be able to detect this high temperature and alter the person to seek medical attention. One of the main symptoms of a high temperature include chills as well as a warm forehead.

Sources:

(1) https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19#symptoms

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