What are some recommended precautions for the coronavirus disease?
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Practice social distancing. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others. Stay out of crowded places. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath. Take temperature if symptoms develop.
Are children at lower risk for the coronavirus disease?
Information about COVID-19 in children is somewhat limited, but current data suggest children with COVID-19 may only have mild symptoms. However, they can still pass this virus onto others who may be at higher risk, including older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions.
What are the early signs of detection of the coronavirus?
Early symptoms in most COVID-19 patients include fever, myalgia, cough, and sore throat (5), which are common in other acute respiratory virus infections (6).
How contagious is the coronavirus disease?
It's unclear exactly how contagious the new coronavirus is. Data has shown that it spreads from person to person among those in close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters). The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks.
When should I seek medical attention for the coronavirus disease?
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever and cough. Trouble breathing is a more serious symptom that means you should get medical attention. If you are having trouble breathing, seek medical attention, but call first. Call your doctor or emergency room before going in and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do. Wear a facemask: If available, put on a facemask before you enter the building.