Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms & How Contagious It Is
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new virus. There are many unknowns and as the virus spreads, doctors continue to do their research.
We are finding out more every single day.
According to the CDC, this is what we do know:
- COVID-19 is very contagious and easily spread from person to person.
- COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to show symptoms:
This means if you are infected, you can be spreading it to others without even realizing it!
- It is a respiratory illness which means it effects the lungs.
Symptoms shown in most patients are as follows:
- Shortness of Breath
In addition, some people may experience loss of taste & smell, lingering headaches, muscle aches and pains, and rashes. As we learn more about the virus the CDC continues to update them.
*In combination with potential exposure with someone who have been infected with it or recently traveled.*
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