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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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