WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A young woman was tested positive with coronavirus despite not showing known symptoms of the infection.
- The 20-year-old woman felt the symptoms while in Italy; however, she only got tested positive for coronavirus upon returning to the U.S.
- She complained about hearing loss and the problems with her ability to taste and smell.
An American woman infected with the coronavirus said she experienced symptoms that hadn’t been linked with the disease. The 20-year-old adult said that loss of hearing is one of them.
The woman, Julia Buscaglia, said she started noticing indicators during her stay in Italy, and she started documenting her experience via Twitter. Julia decided to share her case via the social media platform because her encounter with the virus was different compared to others.
Julia stated in her post that it seems the most known symptoms of coronavirus may not be the same to all people, and there are confirmed cases that didn’t show any indications. As she recalled, a fever that manifested on Feb.29 was the only symptom she had that is similar to others.
The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that known indicators associated with COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath, or dry cough, and these typically shows 14 days after exposure with a carrier.
Julia wrote on Twitter, on the first day, she woke up in pain and went on to describe that her head, ears, and throat are all in agony. Her temperature 100.2, and she only took over the counter pain relief and decided to have a bed rest.
The following day, March 1, she twitted thas she felt better, but she still consulted a doctor because of the rising cases of coronavirus in Italy. The physician ruled that she only had a cold; however, she started having hearing problems with her left ear.
On March 2, the hearing issue persisted, but at that time, both ears started to have problems. Julia also felt phlegm on her throat.
Her condition didn’t improve up until her last day in Italy. Other than hearing, Julia also experienced problems with both her taste and smell. They were previously advised to go home due to the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.
On March 4, Buscaglia arrived in the U.S, and she remembers not having scrutinized by authorities in different airports. She stayed home from March 5 to 13 and only interacted with two people. She only remembered having a wet cough while in quarantine.
By March 13, Julia has been confirmed with COVID-19 after the test returned positive.
While Julia came from a high-risk country, she was still surprised by the diagnosis since what she had is different from other coronavirus symptoms. She also wrote that she didn’t have a clue about how she contracted the virus.
Buscaglia said she feels better now, but decided to stay in isolation until she was tested negative twice. She further wrote that coronavirus is something not to be taken as a joke.
It was only recently that the loss of taste and smell was linked to having COVID-19.
Source: New York Post