What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a
respiratory condition that can spread from person to person
to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new
coronavirus that was first identified during the
investigation of an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Can people in the USA contract COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person.
in parts of the United States. The risk of infection with
COVID-19 is higher in people who are close contacts
from someone who is known to have COVID-19, for example,
health sector workers or household members. Others
people with an increased risk of infection are those who live or
have recently been in an area with ongoing spread
of COVID-19.

Have there been cases of COVID-19 in the US?

Yes. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was
notified on January 21, 2020. The current number of cases of
COVID-19 in the United States is available on page
CDC website at
ncov / cases-in-us.html.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is likely caused by
an animal source but now it’s spreading from person to
person. The virus is believed to spread mainly between
people who are in close contact with each other (within
6 feet away), through the respiratory droplets that
They occur when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It could also be possible for a person to get
COVID-19 when touching a surface or object that has the virus and
then touch your mouth, nose, or possibly your eyes, although
this is not believed to be the main way that the
virus. Learn about what is known about the spread of
newly emerging coronaviruses at
coronavirus / 2019-ncov / about / transmission-sp.html.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 patients have had disease
Mild to severe respiratory with the following symptoms:
• fever
• cough
• difficulty breathing

What are the serious complications caused by
this virus?

Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs,
multiple organ failure and some have died.

What can I do to help protect myself?

People can protect themselves from disease
respiratory taking daily preventive measures.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands without
to wash.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for
minus 20 seconds. Use a hand sanitizer that
contain at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

If you are sick, to prevent the spread of
respiratory illness to others you should do what

• Stay home if you are sick.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when you cough
or sneeze and then throw it away.
• Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that touch

What should I do if I have recently returned from a trip
to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19?

If you have come on a trip from an affected area, you may
tell him not to leave home for up to 2 weeks. If you present
symptoms during that period (fever, cough, difficulty
breathe), see a doctor. Call your office
health care provider before you go and tell them about your
travel and its symptoms. They will give you instructions on how
get medical attention without exposing others to your
disease. While sick, avoid contact with others
people, don’t go out and postpone any trip to reduce the
possibility of spreading the disease to others.

Is there a vaccine?

There is currently no vaccine to protect against
COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take
everyday preventive measures, such as avoiding close contact
with sick people and wash their hands frequently.

Is there a treatment?

There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19.
People with COVID-19 can seek medical attention
to help alleviate symptoms.

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