Scientific Advisory Board Member Announced: Symptoms of the Coronavirus Have Changed
Ministry of Health, Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board Member and Kayseri City Hospital Chief Professor. Dr. İlhami Çelik said, “The coronavirus has many effects. In the summer months, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea were the most common symptoms.”
Professor Dr. İlhami Çelik stated that the fight against the coronavirus epidemic continues and said, “The first wave is not completely finished. But since the summer has come, the human body is a little more resistant. The effect of the virus looks like this, as we don’t have much pneumonia and respiratory distress in the summer. We have patients who are still being treated in intensive care units. We were seeing deaths above 70 years of age on average, but we also had patients who lost their lives, who were 50 years of age in our hospital. There is no reduction in disease-causing effects of the virus.”
‘Coronavirus Has Many Effects’
Noting that the coronavirus cases appeared differently, Prof. Dr. Çelik said, “The coronavirus has many effects. There are international cases. Neurological symptoms are one of them. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea were the most common symptoms in the summer. The classic was cough, fever and shortness of breath. We still see cough, high fever; but we also see nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Rash on skin, loss of smell are still symptoms. In May, bone and joint pain were very common. As of June, the sign of high fever continues”.
‘It Is Possible To Say There Will Be A Case Increase In Autumn’
Expressing that they expect the coronavirus to increase in autumn, Professor. Dr. Çelik said, “It is not possible to talk about the second wave for now; because we did not reset the cases in the first wave. We have not minimized the disease yet. We were saying that it would be less in the summer. If quarantine and curfews were ended earlier, the number of cases and patients would have reached larger numbers. It is possible to say that there may be an increase in the number of cases since people will enter closed areas in autumn. The meteorological situation is very important in September. The course of the outbreak and the disease-causing feature of the virus will be decisive. We can say that the disease will increase to high numbers in autumn.” (CNNTurk)