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What is COVID-19 (also known as the new coronavirus)?
According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that cause illnesses, from common colds to more serious illnesses. For example, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) And Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). A New coronavirus (nCoV) Is a new strain that has never been identified in humans. COVID-19 is an abbreviation for “Coronavirus Disease 2019”, which is the time when this coronavirus strain was discovered.
What are the symptoms?
According to the CDC, patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV were reported to have mild to severe respiratory illness.
- Shortness of breath or dyspnea
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- New loss of taste and smell
At this time, the CDC believes that symptoms may appear within 2 or 14 days of exposure.
The CDC recommends the following “common sense” measures:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home when you are ill.
- When you are around others, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Cleans and disinfects frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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