I started feeling poorly during the evening of January 15th but the 16th was when the real trouble began. I had a dry cough that was insane, a slight fever, exhaustion, but nothing else. No nasal congestion, no sore throat, nothing.
I’ve never had such a “cold” before. The dry cough worried me the most because of the intensity. I was so worried about the weird cough that I kept googling hantavirus because I had cleaned out the garage in early January and, although I used a proper mask, I used an old vacuum cleaner to clean up the mouse poops. I thought using the vacuum cleaner was a good idea because it is one specific to allergies. The bag traps most allergens so I thought it was a safer idea than cleaning the mouse poop up with my hands.
Was this insane cough from the current coronavirus? Who knows? The cough lasted from mid-January to the first couple days of March.
Like another responder, I’m putting this out there as information. I am from Carlsbad, California.