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February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on CORONAVIRUS | Posted in Family Health & Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common in animal species, and most don’t affect humans. As of now, only seven different coronaviruses are known to infect humans. In their lifetime, most people will be infected with at least one common human coronavirus.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Common coronaviruses typically cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms. The most common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Some cases of coronavirus can be more severe, and individuals experience more serious lower-respiratory tract illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. For the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems, coronavirus can be even more dangerous.

How is coronavirus diagnosed?

If you’re exhibiting coronavirus symptoms, you should call your doctor, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms and have traveled to countries where outbreaks have been reported. Your doctor will likely order a lab test to detect coronavirus. Be sure to disclose any recent travel to your doctor.

Deadly Outbreaks of Coronavirus

The 2019 novel coronavirus, as well as two other human coronaviruses, have caused severe symptoms. In 2012, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak caused severe illness—nearly 4 out of 10 people infected died. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which was first reported in Asia in 2003, spread to two dozen countries, infected 8,098 people and caused 774 deaths before it was contained.

How can I prevent coronavirus infection?

Most common cases of coronavirus occur in the fall and the winter, but can happen at any time throughout the year. Unfortunately, there is not a vaccine that can protect you from human coronavirus infection. However, because human coronavirus is believed to be spread through person-to-person contact, the CDC recommends the following prevention strategies:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with those who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

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Top Homeowners Insurance Claims

February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on Top Homeowners Insurance Claims | Posted in Personal Tips, Trips & Traps

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February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on American Heart Month | Posted in Live Well, Work Well

It’s American Heart Month: What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

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February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on Heart Disease Risk Quiz | Posted in Live Well, Work Well

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February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on Common Auto Insurance Terms | Posted in Family Health & Safety

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February 5th, 2020 | Comments Off on 50+ Things To Do This February | Posted in Spotlight on the Community

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February 4th, 2020 | Comments Off on Maintenance Tips for Spring | Posted in Lifestyle

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February 4th, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Spring Clean Your Lifestyle | Posted in Lifestyle

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February 4th, 2020 | Comments Off on Best Lifestyle Mobile Apps | Posted in Lifestyle

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