About Coronavirus

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best source for additional information on this virus.

How does it spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person by individuals in close contact. It can also be spread if an infected person coughs or sneezes and respiratory droplets land in the mouths or noses of people inhaling nearby. It is also thought that the virus can be spread by touching a surface that has the virus and then toughing your eyes, nose or mouth.
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How can I prevent the spread of coronavirus?
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Stay home if you feel sick, except for seeking medical care
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect your own areas

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What are the symptoms?

Reported illnesses range from mild to severe. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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What should I do if I feel sick?
  • Seek medical care and follow their guidance, which may include directions to self-quarantine
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Separate yourself from others
  • Practice good hygiene

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What is the stigma related to coronavirus?

Stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a certain population. Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community.

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