As coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe, there is important information you should know about the potentially deadly disease, what you can do to mitigate its impact, and how you can keep yourself and others safe.
Coronavirus: Symptoms and transmission
Many symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza overlap, here’s how to spot the differences.
Could diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues be the first signs of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19?
The loss of the ability to smell or taste could be a sign that an individual has coronavirus, according to a recent report.
There are steps you should take to protect yourself and others before heading to the doctor or emergency room that will also help protect the nation’s health care systems.
According to the CDC, coronaviruses are common in camels, cattle, cats and bats. Person-to-person transmissions are thought to occur when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.
The risk of contracting coronavirus remains low for most Americans, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said.
The severity of the novel coronavirus can differ from person to person.
You can protect yourself from coronaviruses by following basic wellness practices.
Keeping your home and surfaces clean using the correct disinfectants is crucial in preventing its spread.
The novel coronavirus may be able to live on surfaces, namely metal, glass or plastic, for up to nine days — if it resembles some of its other human coronavirus-causing “cousins,” that is.
There are a few general rules to follow when it comes to washing your hands thoroughly, including for how long you should keep them under running water.