John Sinnott, MD, is a USF Health Contagious Illness Epidemiologist. He addresses your questions about coronavirus COVID-19
Signs of COVID-19 include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. They might appear in as few as two days or as numerous as 14 days. Many people recuperate, although older individuals and individuals with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are at a greater threat of developing a more severe disease.
There isn’t yet a vaccine for preventing COVID-19, so the very best method to stay healthy is to limit your threat of being exposed to it.
To remain safe from the coronavirus, health experts say you ought to clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the restroom, prior to consuming, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60- percent alcohol. Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill, and stay home when you are ill.
The CDC does not suggest healthy people without symptoms wear facemasks. Those need to be reserved for individuals with symptoms– to assist stop them from spreading it to other individuals. They need to also be utilized by healthcare workers, as needed.
Coronavirus is a family of viruses typically found in a variety of animals, including bats, camels, cats and cattle. In some cases, though rarely, according to the CDC, coronaviruses can spread out from animals to people. Other examples of this include SARS and MERS.
These illness cause whatever from the common cold to pneumonia and more severe respiratory problems.
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