Here are the common symptoms of coronavirus

This illustration in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)
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As the COVID-19 coronavirus is reported in more countries and states within the U.S., one of the most common questions and online searches involves the symptoms of the illness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, coronavirus patients have reported a mild to severe respiratory illness, with symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Additional symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

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The CDC says those symptoms can appear within two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure.

The CDC recommends these everyday lifestyle tips for avoiding the spread of any type of respiratory virus:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

If you are sick, the CDC says to take these steps to avoid spreading a respiratory illness:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

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