Coronavirus symptoms – the 5 early warning signs to watch out for

A new and deadly coronavirus is currently sweeping the globe – and is spreading fast.

It’s already claimed the lives of 427 people and cases have been confirmed in 25 countries – including two in the UK.

Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in 25 countries – including the UK Reuters

Coronavirus is the name for a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS. The new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

It first emerged about a month ago and is thought to have jumped from bats to humans, via a possible but unknown animal, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

One of the best ways to protect yourself from catching 2019-nCoV is to be aware of the symptoms.

Here, we take you through the early warning signs to be aware of, how to protect yourself and when to get medical help…

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