COVID-19 INFOGRAPHIC - SYMPTOMS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE
April 19th, 2020 | medical health
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE AND INCLUDE*:
Shortness of breath
Unexplained loss of taste or smell
*In rare cases, the virus can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death, so contact your doctor promptly if you have symptoms.
TRANSMISSION AND DIAGNOSIS
The virus that causes COVID-19:
Usually spreads from close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing.
May also spread through airborne transmission, when tiny droplets remain in the air even after the person with the virus leaves the area.
Can only be diagnosed with a laboratory test.
COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS
Confirmed cases worldwide**
THE BEST WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing.
Stay home when you are ill.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that people frequently touch.
The virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
IF YOU FEEL SICK
Unless it is an emergency, to reduce your risk of catching or spreading illness, stay home if you feel sick, even if your symptoms are mild. Do not go to work, school or public places, and avoid public transportation.
If your symptoms are severe or you feel like you need medical care, call before you go to a doctor’s office, urgent care center or emergency room. Describe your symptoms over the phone.