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What is COVID-19?
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What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus, which can cause mild to severe respiratory illness, was first identified in Wuhan, China, and has now spread globally, including the United States. There is a limited information available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with COVID-19 but it likely spreads to others when a person show signs or symptoms of being sick (e.g., fever, coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, etc.).
According to the CDC, if you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:
Stay home except to get medical care
Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home
Monitor your symptoms
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
If you are sick wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth