CDC Highlights Similarities in Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Published: 12/09/2020

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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According to a new update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning incidence typically rises with the onset of cooler weather and greater use of heating systems. The symptoms of COVID-19 may overlap with symptoms of CO poisoning, including headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and altered mental status with no alternative explanation. The CDC is reminding emergency departments, urgent cares, and other clinical professionals w

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