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Did you know?

Did you know that fever is the most common symptom in children with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome associated with COVID-19?

Both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom and the World Health Organization concur that 100% of pediatric patients with COVID-19 present with a fever of 24 hours or more.  If your child has a fever during this time of pandemic, it is best to get him or her tested […]

Did you know why the reduction in ability to taste (hypogeusia) and the loss of the olfactory sense (anosmia) are viewed as alarm signals for COVID-19?

In a region in France patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were asked to fill out a questionnaire with reported symptoms. 32% of them confirmed that hypogeusia and anosmia were new symptoms.  In the paper the authors assert that these symptoms are caused because SAR-CoV2 has the ability to invade the olfactory nerves.

Did you know that coronavirus is responsible for 10-15% of all common cold infections?

The common cold is a mild or moderately mild upper-respiratory tract infection cause by approximately 200 different viruses. These viruses are members of the Rhinovirus family and are responsible for 30-50% of all common colds, of which coronaviruses are responsible for 10-15% of the total. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first isolated in pneumonia patients in China […]