Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in almost five million people across the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now warned that some COVID-19 patients could develop a loss of speech.
The UK has officially passed the peak of the coronavirus infection.
The UK government has advised the public to remain indoors in an attempt to curb the spread of the infection.
Despite nearing the final stretch of the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds of people are still dying in the UK everyday.
You could be at risk of the coronavirus infection if you develop a loss of speech.
“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus,” said the WHO.
“Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
“Serious symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement.
“Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.”
But, a loss of speech may not necessarily be caused by coronavirus.
Difficulty speaking could be caused by medical or psychological conditions.
It could be caused by hearing loss, hearing problems, certain toxins, or selective mutism.
Meanwhile, the more common symptoms of coronavirus include a fever, and a new, continuous cough.
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 15:14:00 +0000