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Coronavirus

February 15, 2020 KNOWME
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Coronavirus
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Coronavirus
Feb 15, 2020
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Reports of a coronavirus outbreak in China have recently flooded the world news cycle.   

This respiratory disease has affected tens of thousands of people and has caused more than 1000 deaths in China.

The Centers for Disease Control (or CDC) has now confirmed that the first case of the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, arrived in the United States on January 30th, 2020.

There is fear in the unknown, so here’s what you need to know.

Coronaviruses are a large family of common viruses….but they usually cause nothing more than just a cold.  

The coronavirus is spread just like any other respiratory infection — through the droplets that come out of your face when you cough or sneeze.  

So if you are within 6 feet of a person when they cough or sneeze, dodge their spray!

As far as symptoms go, people that have had a confirmed case of the coronavirus have had symptoms that range from mild to severely ill and dying.   

Some of the symptoms that people have experienced are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  

Symptoms can come on as quickly as 2 days after exposure, but can also present 14 days after exposure.

The CDC fully expects that more cases will appear in the US.  

There is no vaccine or shot to keep from getting the coronavirus.  

The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  

So how do you do that?  Other than avoiding travel to China, follow these everyday precautions that you should already be doing…especially during flu season!

  1. Wash your hand a lot(!) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  3. Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. If you are sick, STAY HOME!
  5. Always cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  6. Clean and disinfect surfaces that people touch alot.  

Lastly, If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus, call your doctor or local health department immediately.


Show Notes Transcript

Reports of a coronavirus outbreak in China have recently flooded the world news cycle.   

This respiratory disease has affected tens of thousands of people and has caused more than 1000 deaths in China.

The Centers for Disease Control (or CDC) has now confirmed that the first case of the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, arrived in the United States on January 30th, 2020.

There is fear in the unknown, so here’s what you need to know.

Coronaviruses are a large family of common viruses….but they usually cause nothing more than just a cold.  

The coronavirus is spread just like any other respiratory infection — through the droplets that come out of your face when you cough or sneeze.  

So if you are within 6 feet of a person when they cough or sneeze, dodge their spray!

As far as symptoms go, people that have had a confirmed case of the coronavirus have had symptoms that range from mild to severely ill and dying.   

Some of the symptoms that people have experienced are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  

Symptoms can come on as quickly as 2 days after exposure, but can also present 14 days after exposure.

The CDC fully expects that more cases will appear in the US.  

There is no vaccine or shot to keep from getting the coronavirus.  

The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  

So how do you do that?  Other than avoiding travel to China, follow these everyday precautions that you should already be doing…especially during flu season!

  1. Wash your hand a lot(!) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  3. Don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. If you are sick, STAY HOME!
  5. Always cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  6. Clean and disinfect surfaces that people touch alot.  

Lastly, If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus, call your doctor or local health department immediately.


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Welcome to health made simple. Here's what you need to know today about the Corona virus. Reports of the Corona virus outbreak in China have just been all over the news. It's a respiratory disease, and it's affected tens of thousands of people worldwide and in China has caused over 1000 deaths. The CDC reports that as of January 30th of 2020 there's now Corona virus in the United States. They've renamed it to Cove it 19 that c O V I. D. 19. You know, any time there's a new outbreak of something, there's always fear in the unknown. So here's exactly what you need to know about Cove in 19. Welcome to Health Made Simple. Most people get really confused by the endless amounts of information that could be found on the Internet. As a health care provider, I see it every single day, and that's why I made health made simple a place where you can get clear, concise and accurate health information in just five minutes or less. Cove in 19 is part of the Corona virus family, and that's a large family of common viruses that usually result in nothing more than just a cold. So Kobe, 19 is spread just like any other respiratory infection through those droplets that come out of your face when you sneeze or cough. So if you are within six feet of someone as they cough or sneeze, make sure you're dodging that spray. As far symptoms go, people with confirmed cases of covert 19 have had symptoms that can be as mild, you know, Is this just not feeling well to being severely ill and dying? Some of the people have experienced fevers, cough and shortness of breath, and it can lead to pneumonia. Some symptoms. They come on as quickly as two days after exposure. But for other people, they may not show up for 14 days after being exposed the CDC or Centers for Disease Control. They fully expect it to that. We're going to see more cases of Cove in 19 here in the U. S. And right now there's no vaccine, no shot available to help you keep from getting Cove in 19. The best prevention is avoidance of being exposed to the virus. Well, how do you do that? Well, other than avoiding travel to China, just follow these everyday precautions that really you should be doing anyway, especially during flu season number one. Wash your hands a lot, you soap and water and wash them for at least 20 seconds. If you don't have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer. Number two. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Number three. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth If your hands aren't washed. Number four please. If you are sick, stay home. Nobody wants your germs, so stay home regardless of its this cove in 19 or or not Number five. Always cough or sneeze into your elbow and number six clean and disinfect any surfaces that people touch a lot. Lastly, if you think that you've been exposed, possibly to this cove in 19 Corona virus, call your doctor. Call the local health department immediately. Don't go there. Call them first and they will instruct you how to proceed. Here's to being safe