Posts Tagged ‘spread’

What do you need to know about COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by an unknown virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat, and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person. There is no treatment for COVID-19. Find out who is at risk and what you should do if you think you have COVID-19. COVID-19 is a…

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Preventing transmission COVID-19

To protect yourself against COVID-19, clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer. If you have washed your hands, dry them thoroughly by using paper towels. If there are no paper towels available, use a hot air dryer or let your hands air dry. Your hands must…

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Protecting against COVID-19

In our country, the people most at risk of getting COVID-19 corona virus infections are those who have: recently returned from overseas been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 Based on what we know so far about COVID-19 and what we know about other corona viruses, those at greatest risk…

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Corona Virus disease (COVID-19)

What is a pandemic? A pandemic is an epidemic that spreads on a global scale. Pandemics usually occur when a new infectious disease emerges that can spread rapidly around the world. The WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Most people do not have immunity to a new virus. Viruses…

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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, lungs, and throat caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are…

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