Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. According to The CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of Breath
*Based off historical data from MERS-CoV viruses,
The Novel Coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously detected. The risk of exposure to this unprecedented virus has little immediate risk; however, certain groups are at a higher risk. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the individuals who are at a higher risk are older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
The CDC's assessment is continuing to become more adequate as additional assessments are being conducted. Frequently visiting the CDC's website for real-time updates will keep you in the forefront with any new information.
March 13, 2020
Watch for Symptoms
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The most effective way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs (The CDC).
To have the highest probability to prevent COVID-19, please implement these practices:
Wash hands your hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds (utilizing alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective in prevention).
Avoid contact with eyes, nose, or mouth.
Keep a distance from others when you are sick and stay away from individuals who seem to be sick.
Avoid large crowds or gatherings.
Avoid non-essential travel.
Keep track of updates on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
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