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Coronavirus symptoms: Man describes his lesser known symptom after returning from Italy

Coronavirus is continuing to spread across the UK at an exponential rate. The deadly virus took only 13 days for the number of deaths to go from one to more than 100. And it has only taken a further 10 days for the total to go from 100 to more than 1,000. Gov.uk said: “As of 9am on 30 March, 2020, a total of 134,946 people have been tested, of which 112,805 were confirmed negative and 22,141 were confirmed positive.” Knowing if you may be infected is crucial in order to take the appropriate measures. A Scottish man describes his unusual symptom of pains and aches in this region.


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The total number of cases for coronavirus deaths in the UK sits at 1,408 patients. The numbers come at an increasingly worrying time where there is much uncertainty around symptoms and signs of the deadly Covid-19.

Patients who were tested for the virus and were able to pull through are voicing their ordeal to give others some clarity on what its like to have coronavirus and how they’re were able to overcome it.

An unnamed 50-year-old Scottish man spoke to BBC Scotland and was reported in Business Insider that he was diagnosed with Covid-19 10 days after returning from a trip in Italy.

The man described initially feeling fine so much so that he had returned to work. However, later on the man’s symptoms began to progress more and described aches and pains in this body region.

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“I felt no symptoms. I was completely fine and went to work on the Wednesday and Thursday,” he told BBC Scotland.

“Later on the Thursday evening, I started to feel a bit of a flu coming on.

“I had a mild fever, I felt shivery, but the biggest symptom was aches and pains, particularly in my legs.


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He then began to develop a cough followed by shortness of breath. Once he developed the more common symptoms of Covid-19 which include fever, a persistent cough and shortness of breath, he strongly suspected it was then the deadly virus.

His tests proved his suspicion and he was in fact positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized immediately.

His symptoms had began to dissipate at the time of testing, however, he was still kept in isolation for the few days following until a swab test came back negative and he was then able to be released from hospital.


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“The mild flu symptoms quickly dissipated, I had no leg pain, no fever, no cough and no shortness of breath,” he added.

There have been a few reports regarding a possible symptom of coronavirus including pains and aches, with some adding the pain was more in their chest.

The Summit Medical Group states symptoms could range from aches and pains in muscles, legs and chest.

Another report states a Japanese man suffered with muscle aches before being diagnosed with pneumonia caused by coronavirus.

It’s important for everyone to be monitoring not only their symptoms but symptoms of others living with them.

Gov.UK said: “On 10 February, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced strengthened legal powers to protect public health.

“The Health Protection Regulations 2020 have been put in place to reduce the risk of further human-to-human transmission in this country by keeping individuals in isolation where public health professionals believe there is reasonable risk an individual may have the virus.”

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  • Posted on March 31, 2020