It starts with a fever. That’s the most common symptom among people who get the coronavirus that’s sweeping the world. The virus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has reached more than 150 countries. The US has reported thousands of cases and dozens of deaths. A February study of nearly 140 patients at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in China identified a typical pattern of symptoms associated with COVID-19. About 99% of the patients developed a high temperature, while more than half experienced fatigue and a dry cough. About a third also experienced muscle pain and difficulty breathing.
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Patients run a fever. They may also experience fatigue, muscle pain, and a dry cough. A small minority may have had diarrhea or nausea one or two days before.