Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus -
COVID-19,SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2, was reported Dec. 1, 2019, and may have originated in an animal and mutated so it could cause illness in humans. In the past, several infectious disease outbreaks have been traced to viruses originating in other animals that mutated to become dangerous to humans.
- How coronavirus spread?-
Researchers know that the coronavirus is spread through droplets and virus particles released into the air throug an an infected person. Larger droplets may fall to the ground in a few seconds, but tiny infectious particles can linger in the air and accumulate in indoor places, especially where many people are gathered and there is poor ventilation.
- The incubation period?-
COVID-19 symptoms show up in people within 2 to 14 days of exposure to the virus. An infected person is contagious to others for up to two days before symptoms appear, and they remain contagious to others for 10 to 20 days after .
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The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Clean your hands with a hand sanitizer
Cover coughs and sneezes
Stay home if you’re sick
Wear a facemask if sick
Cover your mouth and nose
Throw used tissues in trash
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