Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, according to the World Health Organization.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
There is currently no vaccine yet to prevent COVID-19. Know how it spreads and the best way to prevent illness 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). And, 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.
Protect Yourself with these helpful tips:
- Clean your hands often: 1) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 2) If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put a distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
Protect Others with these simple tips:
- Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If no water available, 60% alcohol and sanitizer will do.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick, especially when you are around other people. If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick. Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for the front-liners.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them with detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
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