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How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. How COVID-19  Spreads Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about […]

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease […]

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People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

Get Ready for COVID-19 Now Have supplies on hand Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time. If you cannot get extra medications, consider using […]

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Q&A on Mass Gatherings and COVID-19

How large does a meeting or event need to be in order to be a “mass gathering”? Does WHO recommend that all international mass gatherings be cancelled because of COVID-19? What factors should organizers and health authorities look at when assessing whether the risks are acceptable or not? What if my organization does not have […]

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Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19? Is COVID-19 the same as SARS? Should I wear a mask to protect myself? How to put on, use, take off and dispose of a mask? How long is the incubation period for COVID-19? Can humans become infected with the COVID-19 from an animal source? Can […]

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Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) Should I worry about COVID-19?

Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones. We can […]

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Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) How likely am I to catch COVID-19?

The risk depends on where you  are – and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there. For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, […]

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Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) How does COVID-19 spread?

How does COVID-19 spread? People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch […]

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