Learning about the Coronavirus, how it spreads, and what we can do to protect ourselves is an important step to curbing this outbreak. There is a lot of good information our there via official sources, as well as a lot of misinformation and hysteria via questionable sources. As you learn and read about COVID-19 for you and your family, we urge you to “consider the source.”
- COVID-19 is a rare and specific Coronavirus, similar to MERS and SARS, that originated from animals and managed to spread to people
- This strain was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
- The virus is “community spread”, meaning it can expand easily and sustainably within geographic areas, including to people who are not sure how or where they became infected
- No one knows for certain if warmer weather will stop or slow the outbreak, “there is much more to learn”
- If you show symptoms such as fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing—and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or recently traveling from an infected area, stay home and call your care provider
There is a host of good information on the CDC site, so please visit the FAQ page for more information including:
- How it Spreads
- How to Protect Yourself
- Symptoms & Testing
- What CDC is Doing to Help
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