Search for signs of an abdominal rose before an outbreak


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According to research from a Massachusetts hospital, the discovery of gastrointestinal symptoms including loss of taste and diarrhea is associated with an outbreak of coronovirus. General researchers in Massachusetts say data from 15 states between April 20 and 20 showed that California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, Bloomberg reported, increased cases of symptom discovery. The researchers, whose study is published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, A local outbreak came three to four weeks after the discovery. Researchers said the same approach helped track pandemic influenza more than a decade ago.

“Our data underscore the importance of GI symptoms as a potential precursor to COVID-19 infections,” Dr., a gastroenterologist. Kyle Staller wrote the study. He tells Yahoo that the study was inspired by the team’s similar research on irritable bowel syndrome. “The data actually showed that Google Trends was able to predict, in some ways, spikes in high-incidence areas,” he says. Staller says that while technology is not a foolproof way of predicting outbreaks, “it could be an additional help for public health officials.” He says that people who develop sudden gastroenterological symptoms should be cautious. “This may be an expression of COVID-19, which we learned is actually a multisystem disease,” he says. (Read more coronovirus stories.)

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