What is COVID-19:
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China.
Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Who is at higher risk:
COVID-19 is transmitted through person to person contact and can be spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
We encourage parents to emphasize and stress the importance of the following steps to help prevent illness and the spread of germs:
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