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COVID-19

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ABOUT COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19.

As of now, researchers know that the new coronavirus is spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets generally do not travel more than a few feet, and they fall to the ground (or onto surfaces) in a few seconds — this is why physical distancing is effective in preventing the spread.

It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus.  The following are some COVID-19 symptoms below.  In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • New fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
1034354_creative_idea_light bulb_lightbulb_icon KEEP IN MIND
  • Variants are expected. The best way to slow the emergence of new variants is to reduce the spread of infection by taking measures to protect yourself including getting a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
  • Vaccines keep you from getting sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.
  • All COVID-19 tests can detect all variants, but they will not tell you which variant you have
Learn more about Variants with CDC

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ENGLISH  SPANISH

Thinking about traveling? Visit CDC's website to learn more about travel recommendations and what you can do to avoid spreading the virus while also protecting yourself.  You can browse CDC's pages  in detail by destination, read more about travel requirements, severity of the virus in the country you're visit and much more about traveler's health by going into the following page below:

CDC TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

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