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Omicron symptoms: The specific type of cough to look out for alongside myalgia


Myalgia

Myalgia describes muscle aches and pain, which can involve ligaments, tendons and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones and organs.

According to Dr Richard Watkins, infectious disease physician and professor of internal medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, viral infections cause muscle pain as a by-product of activating the immune response.

It is “a result of cells of the immune system releasing interleukins, which are proteins that help in the fight against invading pathogens,” he added.





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