U.S. health officials have advised that Americans should be prepared for significant disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that was ﬁrst identiﬁed in China. It is contagious and includes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The virus is airborne and spreads from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread through infected surfaces or objects. You may be at greater risk if you have recently lived in or traveled to regions where there are current outbreaks or if you come into contact with someone who has the virus.
If you’re concerned about your symptoms or have questions, talk to a doctor immediately.
- People at Higher Risk
- How It Spreads
- Prevention & Treatment
- Frequently Asked Questions
What You Should Know
- Situation Summary
- Cases in the U.S.
- Global Locations with COVID-19
- Risk Assessment
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Additionally, here is the CDC Factsheet “What you need to know” and CDC Factsheet “What to do if you are sick.”