Are pregnant women at higher risk for the coronavirus disease?

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We do not currently know if pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they are more likely to have serious illness as a result. Pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19, and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, women have had a higher risk of developing severe illness. It is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.

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How long can the coronavirus survive on surfaces?

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A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

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How should you maintain social distancing to prevent the coronavirus disease?

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During an outbreak in your community, protect yourself and others by: Staying home from work, school, and all activities when you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Keeping away from others who are sick. Limiting close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet).

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What is the treatment for the coronavirus disease?

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There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

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