Health Preparedness and Protection Against The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Overview

The Coronavirus disease 2019, formerly known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease, is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a virus closely related to the SARS virus. The disease is the cause of the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. It is primarily spread between people via respiratory droplets from infected individuals when they cough or sneeze. Time from exposure to onset of symptoms is generally between 2 and 14 days. Spread can be limited by handwashing and other basic hygiene measures.

Initial Signs and Symptoms

Initial signs and symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, dry cough and shortness of breath. Reported illnesses have…

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