Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected witht the COVID-19 virus will experience respiratory illness with mild and moderate cases, and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands frequently, not touching your face, and practicing social distancing.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by covering your mouth while coughing and sneezing).
Currently, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.Click Here to Start Testing Today!
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:
Common symptoms include:
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People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.
People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.Click Here to Start Testing Today!