While we’re all familiar with some of the more common coronavirus symptoms — fever, cough, muscle aches — researchers and doctors over the past few months have discovered a range of unusual ailments that can similarly point to a coronavirus infection. The sudden loss of taste and smell, for example, is arguably the most unique among these.
Most recently, researchers out of the University of Alberta took a close look at 36 coronavirus studies and found that a handful of gastrointestinal issues tend to be associated with a positive coronavirus diagnosis. More specifically, the study specifically found that 18% of coronavirus patients exhibit the following gastrointestinal issues: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. What’s more, the research found that 16% of coronavirus patients exhibit gastrointestinal symptoms exclusively.
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