SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Each infectious disease has its own specific signs and symptoms. General signs and symptoms common to many infectious diseases include:
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches
When to see a doctor
You should seek medical attention if you:
- Have been bitten by an animal
- Are having trouble breathing
- Have been coughing for more than a week
- Have severe headache with fever or seizures with fever
- Experience a rash or swelling
- Have unexplained fever
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