Adrienne Dunn, USA TODAY Published 8:08 p.m. ET March 27, 2020 CLOSE We answer the often searched question: “What are the symptoms of coronavirus versus the flu?” USA TODAYThe claim: COVID-19 has new, expanded symptoms As cities and countries across the world scramble to adapt to challenges presented by the coronavirus, viral posts containing misinformation about at-home tests, treatments and virus symptoms have been shared by thousands of users across various social media platforms. One Facebook post provides a list of “expanded” symptoms of the virus, including diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite. When do symptoms show? What are they?According to the CDC, symptoms of the virus appear between two to 14 days after exposure. However, some cases of asymptotic infection have been reported.The coronavirus typically causes flu-like symptoms, but those who are more vulnerable and susceptible to the disease can develop a severe form of pneumonia. According to the World Health Organization, common symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, tiredness and a dry cough.Additional, less common symptoms include shortness of breath, aches and pains and a sore throat, with very few cases reporting nausea (the feeling of being sick), runny nose or diarrhea. Neither the CDC or WHO lists vomiting or loss of appetite as symptoms of the virus, and diarrhea is very rarely


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