WHAT IS THE COVID-19 DISEASE?
It is severe, acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
HOW IS COVID-19 SPREAD?
Mainly via respiratory droplets produced – when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.
WHO ARE AT RISK OF INFECTION OF COVID-19?
The elderly, individuals with co-morbidities and healthcare workers.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Mild to severe respiratory illness with cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever.
These individuals should:
- Seek medical care early and share information about travel history with their doctors.
- Stay home and isolate for a period of at least 14 days or until cleared with a doctor.