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Change in most common symptoms, latest guidelines – NBC Chicago

The most common symptoms associated with COVID have apparently changed, a new study reports.

For those who experience this or test positive, you will want to pay attention to the isolation guidelines below.

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today:

I have COVID, now what should I do? Here are the latest tips

For those who contract COVID for the first time or test positive following updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this summer, there may be some uncertainty about what to do next.

If you have had COVID in the past and have followed the appropriate instructions, you will need to take note of this as the current recommendations are not the same as before. The CDC last changed its quarantine and isolation guidelines in August.

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The most common symptoms of COVID have changed, study finds. Here’s why and what they are

Although those who contract COVID-19 may experience any of more than 20 symptoms, not everyone does. Some people who test positive may develop multiple symptoms while others may experience none at all.

And if you come down with COVID after having had it another time before, the symptoms you have — and their severity — may be drastically different than the other time you were infected. As a recent study reveals, there may be a reason for this.

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New COVID XBB and BQ.1.1 variants are emerging, but what do we know about them so far?

While the BA.5 variant of COVID-19 continues to make up the majority of cases in the United States, several recent variants are beginning to appear in greater numbers, raising concerns among health officials.

With colder weather on the way in the coming months, here’s what we know about the variants that have recently emerged as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third winter.

Is there a “nightmare” COVID variant spreading right now? Here’s what to know for the Chicago area

While COVID subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 have been gaining traction in the United States in recent days, another new strain is responsible for an increase in cases in Singapore.

Called the “nightmare” variant in some reports, XBB is the combination of two omicron subvariants – BA.2.10.1 and BA.2.10.75 – and is said to have a “significant growth advantage”, said Dr Maria Van. Kerkhove, infectious disease specialist and technical lead for the COVID-19 response at the World Health Organization.

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How long can you continue to test positive for COVID-19?

As concerns about COVID-19 increase as the winter months approach, many are wondering how long they can expect to test positive should they contract COVID.

With the most recent periods, the incubation period, the time between when you are infected and when symptoms appear, has dropped to three days, said Dr Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Public Health Department of Chicago. Most of the items with the two aforementioned strains moved faster than the others, the doctor noted.

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Masks recommended in 3 Illinois counties with ‘high’ COVID community level

Masks are advised in three Illinois counties that have returned to “high” COVID community level status following an increase in weekly measures, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Friday, Knox, Saline and Warren counties would all have “high” community status.

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Odor loss may not occur right away. What we know about the COVID symptom

Although it appears loss of smell may have faded from the most common symptoms associated with the virus, health experts say it is still seen in many infections – and for some it may not hit right away.

Chicago’s top doctor said the city continues to see a “wide range of symptoms,” including loss of taste and smell.

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine will cost $110-$130 per dose

Pfizer will charge $110 to $130 for a dose of its COVID-19 vaccine once the US government stops buying the vaccines, but the drugmaker says it expects many people to continue to receive it for free.

Pfizer executives have said commercial pricing for adult doses could begin early next year, depending on when the government ends its vaccine purchase and distribution program.

Learn more here.

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