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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Links and information about the Coronavirus Disease outbreak.

Coronavirus - About this Guide

In December 2019, a new Coronavirus was diagnosed in Wuhan, China. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention designated it as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Coronavirus (CoV)-2 or SARS-CoV-2. The technical term of COVID-19 is now used to describe the infectious disease that is derived from this virus. 

While the U.S. federal COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, this guide is intended to provide links to information about the recent and ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness.

Symptoms can include --

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Call your doctor if you --

  • Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
  • Develop symptoms, and have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19

This information is adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptoms

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