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Feb 09, 2021 · Increasingly, COVID-19 seems to be pursuing a more benign course than its initial introduction onto the global stage - less hospitalizations and deaths, but also fewer symptomatic cases. What I found interesting is the risk factors associated with seropositive but asymptomatic COVID-19. Younger, less than 50; Black or African American; Hispanic
- How Have People Been 'Classifying' Covid-19?
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You will have heard in public health announcements and in the media that some people have had mild COVID-19 infections, and others moderate, severe or critical. Yet, when you look up the symptoms, you are told to expect a coughand a temperature. How bad a cough is a mild case? How much of a temperature is severe? These classifications are consistent with published descriptions so far. When formal, agreed guidance on what we call mild, moderate and severe cases is published, these may differ slightly. For now, this seems to fit the way the terms are being used. Each of these 'levels' of illness is considerably less common than the previous one (so severe is less common than moderate, which is less common than mild and so on). In this article we will look at asymptomatic and mild infections. In part two of the series we explain moderate, severe and critical COVID-19.
Most people who are young and healthy are likely to be in group one or two (asymptomatic or mild). However there are reports emerging that some young healthy people have become very unwell and at least one in the UK has died. In percentage terms this appears to be very low, but the chance is not zero. Remember, each of the 'levels' of illness is considerably less common than the previous one. Even in the over-80s group, very significantly more people will have mild or moderate disease than severe disease.
You may well not fit any one classification exactly. You may be between two. You may move from mild to moderate symptoms, then back to mild. You may have symptoms from more than one group. Illness is like that. When huge numbers of people are affected, they will not all fit perfectly into simple group classifications of mild, moderate or severe. But if your symptoms are predominantly of mild disease with, say, one or two moderate features, you may be 'mild to moderate'. If your symptoms are predominantly moderate, but you are clearly getting worse and start to get symptoms that seem to fit 'severe', do not wait to seek urgent helpuntil you have more of the severe symptoms. In each category most people will not progress to the next. You are more likely to progress if you are vulnerable, particularly if you are over 60. If you are in the very vulnerable groupand you think you have even mild COVID-19, you should seek advice.
It is possible that a large proportion of the population will have COVID-19 yet have no symptoms at all, but we don't know that yet. It seems likely that this will occur more often in the healthiest and the younger age groups, including most children. The government is hoping to roll out antibody testing in order to discover how many people have had coronavirus unknowingly, without symptoms. Early research on small numbers suggests it could be 40-50% of cases. It could be even more - figures...
The virus affects mainly your upper respiratory tract, primarily the large airways. Key symptoms are temperature, with or without cough. Patients with mild illness have flu-like symptoms. These may include dry cough and mild fever, but the fever may not reach 37.8°C, and there may sometimes be little or even no cough. Patients might notice a feeling of being a bit more breathlessthan normal on exercise, but they are not out of breath on normal household activity. Most normally healthy people...
There is no substitute for being assessed by a health professional. This may need to be on the phone or face to face so that your blood pressure can be taken, your oxygen levels measured and your general condition assessed. However, the vast majority of people with mild or asymptomatic infections do not need to seek medical attention and can treat their symptoms at home. There are some circumstances in which you should speak with a clinician about your symptoms. If you are in a vulnerable group, seek advice. This includes all people who are being 'shielded' for their own protection. You should seek medical advice (over the phone) if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and you: COVID-19 can worsen swiftly. Vulnerable people should not manage their COVID-19 alone by relying on written advice. Written advice cannot check up on you. Government advice is constantly updated. Additional advice for the older and vulnerable is also found here. If you have symptoms that are worsening, seek advic...
Jun 12, 2020 · Asymptomatic means a person has been infected by the virus, but does not feel sick or develop any symptoms. This is different from pre-symptomatic, which means a person does not show the symptoms...
- Saba Aziz
Jun 09, 2020 · Asymptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms and will never get symptoms from their infection. But those infected carriers could still get others very...
Aug 21, 2020 · People can contract the novel coronavirus and be truly asymptomatic -- meaning the virus infects them and runs its course without ever producing symptoms. Then there are people who are...
- Amanda Capritto
Jun 24, 2020 · What does it mean to be asymptomatic? SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – can produce a range of clinical manifestations. Some people who are infected never develop any symptoms at all. These patients are considered true asymptomatic cases.
Apr 07, 2020 · If you are truly asymptomatic that means you are infected with a virus, but you never exhibit symptoms of disease. In the case of the coronavirus, those common symptoms would be dry cough, fever ...
Apr 17, 2020 · If you are asymptomatic, you are carrying a disease but have no symptoms. According to new research, around half of all coronavirus patients show no symptoms at all but are still infectious....
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