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  • 18th August, 2023 02:36:30 PM
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New Covid variant Eris: 12 common symptoms of EG.5

New Covid variant Eris or EG.5’s symptoms resemble those of previous strains, are less severe and do not place individuals at a high risk.

Dr Manisha Arora Sr Consultant and Unit Head, Internal Medicine at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Delhi shares the list of Eris symptoms people should be aware of:

1. Fever: A fever is a common symptom and is often one of the first signs. It is characterized by an elevated body temperature above 100.4°F (38°C).

2. Cough: A persistent dry cough is another common symptom. It can be continuous or occur intermittently.

3. Shortness of breath: Some individuals may experience difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, especially during physical activity or exertion.

4. Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired or experiencing a lack of energy is a common symptom. It may persist even with proper rest.

5. Muscle or body aches: Muscle and body aches, also known as myalgia, are common symptoms. This can range from mild to severe discomfort.

6. Sore throat: A sore throat may occur, causing pain, irritation, or scratchiness in the throat.

7. Congestion or runny nose: Though less common, some individuals may experience nasal congestion or a runny nose, similar to a mild cold.

Source: Hindustan Times

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