Many people are wondering about symptoms of coronavirus. So, if you think you have coronavirus-like symptoms or doubt as for your health and process to follow in case of contamination, here are articles about coronavirus symptoms, known so far, and what to do in case of doubts.
First, the Minister of Health has released a list of the most common symptoms (cough, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, breathing difficulties and even acute respiratory distress symptom), but other symptoms have been discovered as the epidemic went on in the world.
Losing your sense of smell really is a major coronavirus symptom, a study says
A study carried out on 1,420 patients in 18 hospitals in Europe shows losing your sense of smell really is a major coronavirus infection symptom.
Coronavirus: symptoms in youth and elderly people that should be alerting
The coronavirus epidemic has been hitting France since January 2020 and if you have any doubts about the symptoms of this virus, here’s everything you should know and do in case of contamination if you happen to be in France.
Frostbites, red patches, nettle rashes… Covid-19 cutaneous symptoms according to dermatologists
Frostbites, red patches and even nettle rashes… The National Union of Dermatologists and Venereologists has announced some cutaneous signs could be symptoms of Covid-19.
Coronavirus: neurological symptoms?
Can coronavirus affect the brain? According to some doctors, several of their patients – tested positive for Covid-19 – have said they feel symptoms such as loss of bearings and signs of confusion. But scientists remain cautious, assessing possible effects on the nervous system.
Coronavirus: blood clots, new COVID-19 symptom?
Blood clots in coronavirus sick? This is the harrowing discovery made by American doctors who noticed several patients affected by clots in blood vessels, leading to heart attacks, strokes and phlebitis.
Yet, note that some people carrying coronavirus can develop some symptoms and not others. For instance, it is rather common not to have headaches or muscle pain.
In case of doubt, you better not go to your GP directly and ask for tele-consultation in order to limit contacts with the outside. One people infected by coronavirus generally gets better in a matter of days and resting, but in case of respiratory distress or symptoms getting worse, please call 15 (French paramedics).
To self-test you, a website has been launched by Doctor Fabrice Denis, oncologist at the Centre Jean Bernard in Le Mans, to assess your symptoms. Quick and effective, it takes just 3 minutes to answer about twenty questions about your medical history (heart or kidney failure, diabetes…) and the symptoms you have (cough, fever…).
An online form has been set up by the government to screen taste any likely coronavirus case, and more recently the hotline AlloCovid created by searchers at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research bas been launched. Accessible by calling (+33) 0 806 800 540, the platform enables you to speak to a robot asking questions about your symptoms and giving you solutions (calling 15, contacting your GP or staying home).
If you want to get an on-site test, several laboratories in Ile-de-France and Paris now provide coronavirus screening tests. Most of these tests require a prescription from your general practitioner.
Coronavirus: a drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Paris and several in Île-de-France
In Neuilly-sur-Seine and in Lisses, health professionals and vulnerable people can be tested for coronavirus in two drive-through testing sites provided they have a prescription. In Paris, the drive is reserved for health professionals. Several other drive-through testing centers have opened to the general public in Saint-Ouen-L'Aumône, L'Isle-Adam and even Eragny and Cergy in Val d'Oise.
Coronavirus: a mobile testing center at the Porte de Versailles in Paris
While the question about tests keeps on being a debate in France, a mobile testing center is setting up by the Porte de Versailles in Paris. But careful, it’s only reserved for health professionals presenting coronavirus symptoms and for fragile or at-risk people.
Coronavirus: city laboratories soon to be allowed to perform screening tests
Starting from April 6th, screening tests will be performed in hospital, city, departmental, veterinary, research and police laboratories the Health Minister has said.
Coronavirus: faster screening tests soon to be available?
While the World Health Organization recalls how important it is to systematically perform screening tests to curb the spread of coronavirus, scientists from the Oxfort university announce they have developed a “much faster” test and “requires only relatively simple equipment”. In France, the development of this kind of tests is finally springing.
Coronavirus: a new screening test available in France
In this unprecedented health context, France tries to make as many tests as possible. A biotechnological company commercializes from Monday April 6, 2020 a new screening test for Covid-19 approved by the Institut Pasteur.