The Coronavirus Information Center (CVIC)

How it started:

The coronavirus (now called COVID-19) in China is causing global concern. It came from a market with seafood and meat in Wuhan, China, in December, and it has since spread to other countries, including the United States.

Wuhan and other Chinese cities was quarantined, but the COVID-19 has spread to more than 70 locations internationally. In the U.S., COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and deaths have been reported.

What is coronavirus:

Coronavirus is a virus that is found in animals and sometimes can be transmitted from animals to humans and then spread person to person. In addition to COVID-19, other human coronaviruses have included:

The MERS virus, or Middle East respiratory syndrome.
The SARS virus, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which first occurred in the Guangdong province in southern China.

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What is the symptoms of Coronavirus:

COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. It will take 2-14 days for the symptoms to develop, the symptoms can include:

Shortness of Breath

Those with weakened immune systems may develop more serious symptoms, like Pneumonia or Bronchitis. You may never develop symptoms after being exposed to COVID-19. So far, most confirmed cases are in adults, but some children have been infected. There is no evidence that children are at greater risk for getting the virus.

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What can cause a coronavirus infection:

Humans get coronavirus from contact with animals. Then it spreads from one human to human. The health officials don’t know what animal caused COVID-19.

COVID-19 virus can be spread through contact with certain bodily fluids, such as droplets in a cough or sneeze. It can also be caused by touching something an infected person has touched and then putting your hand in to your mouth, nose or your eyes.

How is a coronavirus diagnosed:

If you think you have COVID-19, you should contact your doctor immediately. Before going to the doctor’s office, phone them with your concerns. This will allow the office to collect information and offer guidance on next steps. To diagnose you, your doctor may run tests to rule out other common infections. In some cases, your doctor may suggest you self-isolate to prevent the spread of infection. The FDA has also seen unauthorized fraudulent test kits for COVID-19 being sold online. Currently, the only way to be tested for COVID-19 is to talk to your doctor.

How to prevent and avoid Coronavirus:

Practice social distancing, avoid people who are sick and avoid meetings in large groups. Stay at home if you are sick. Cover your mouth if you cough with a tissue or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow, Don’t cough into your hands.

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds, especially after going to the toilet, before eating 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% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.

Is there a Coronavirus treatment:

No there is currently NO vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments, and WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

The symptoms of a coronavirus usually go away by themselves. If symptoms feel worse than a “normal” cold, you should contact your doctor. The doctor may prescribe pain or fever medication. The FDA is currently advising people to be cautious of websites and stores selling products that claim to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Additionally, do not take any form of chloroquine unless it has been prescribed for you by your doctor and purchased from a legitimate source.

As with a cold or the flu, drink fluids and get plenty of rest. If you are having trouble breathing, seek immediate medical care.

Can i get financial help during the Coronavirus crisis guide:

If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, this guide will connect you to the basic information you will need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies. How unemployment insurance worksWho and what the new paid leave law coversHow to pause your federal student loansFederal taxesHelp for homeowners and renters and last Ways to keep the lights on and the phones working.

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Use your common sense and we will cross our fingers that this epidemic is soon over.

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