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COVID-19: Signs & Symptoms

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new virus which causes respiratory symptoms like the flu (Influenza), but it is not the flu.

2-14 days after exposure, an infected person may develop:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

Other than the elderly and immunocompromised, most persons will have a mild case that can be managed at home. If you think you are infected, stay home and away from others, even those in your immediate family. Call your doctor (do not visit the office) for information and recommendations specific to you.

If you are caring for a loved one with COVID-19, click here for the CDC’s recomendations on keeping yourself and others safe.

Since this post isn’t comprehensive and new information becomes available daily, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website for the most up to date information on COVID-19.

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