corona-virus illnesses


Symptoms and severity
● Symptoms of respiratory viruses, including the novel coronavirus, include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
● Any of these illnesses can be severe and require hospitalization, but most individuals recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking pain and fever-reducing medications.
● If you did not have a high risk of exposure, it is very unlikely you have  corona-virus . But if you are ill and concerned, contact your health care provider.

Protecting yourself

Here are Protecting yourself from  coronavirus and other respiratory viruses.
If you are healthy:
● Continue your normal daily routine. This means you can continue to participate in public gatherings such as work, school, or social activities.
● Get your flu shot, and stay up-to-date on other routine childhood and adult immunizations.
● Wash your hands with soap and water or, at minimum, use an alcohol-based hand rub, which may be less effective than soap and water.
● Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.
If you are sick:
● Stay home.
● Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirt sleeve.
● Wash your hands with soap and water or, at minimum, alcohol-based hand rub, which may be less effective than soap and water.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
● Avoid close contact with anyone else with cold or flu-like symptoms.
● Get your flu shot, and stay up-to-date on other routine childhood and adult immunizations.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.

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