When your boss sends you a list of all your symptoms, you’re in trouble
Health officials are warning that if you get sick from a specific type of flu or coronavirus, you should keep track of your symptoms to help you stay safe.
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing a list detailing the symptoms that can make you sick.
The list includes flu symptoms, including coughing, runny nose, wheezing, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, and fever.
If you have any of these symptoms, they are also included.
If the symptoms are similar to those listed in the flu list, you can be considered at higher risk of being sick from the virus, said the CDC’s Tom Frieden.
The CDC’s Dr. Tom Friedan is in charge of the National Influenza and COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan (NIPOP), which includes the influenza and coronaviruses.
In a release, the CDC says, “If you do not recognize symptoms on your own, or do not have any warning signs, you may be at high risk of experiencing a severe influenza pandemic.”
If you don’t know your symptoms and are in an unfamiliar city, the city you are visiting should be on your list, the statement reads.
This is a very important reminder, Dr. Friedan added.
If your symptoms do not match the flu or COVID symptoms, call your doctor.
In addition to the flu and coronivirus, CDC officials say there are other flu symptoms that could be harmful to your health.
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