Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms can range from typical cold like symptoms ranging to severe respiratory disease.

The mild to moderate symptoms of the common strains include:

  • Running nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • General unwell feeling

These symptoms can sometimes develop further to pneumonia or bronchitis, this is more often in vulnerable patients with weakened immune systems (Elderly, children, chronically ill).

In the more severe Coronaviruses such as MERS and SARS, more severe symptoms of fever and cough can progress rapidly to pneumonia, resulting in breathing failure, kidney damage, high fevers, and even death.

Be suspicious of the Norvel Coronavirus if a patient is unwell with respiratory illness following recent travel to China, in particular the affected provinces, or have been in contact with someone from the region. The signs and symptoms of the new 2019 nCoV range from:

  • Uncomplicated illness (Patients with uncomplicated upper respiratory tract viral infection, may have non-specific symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, malaise, headache, muscle pain or malaise. The elderly and immunosuppressed may present with atypical symptoms. These patients do not have any signs of dehydration, sepsis or shortness of breath.)
  • Mild pneumonia
  • Severe pneumonia
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) (Onset: new or worsening respiratory symptoms within one week of known clinical insult. )
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock