COVID-19 INFOGRAPHIC - SYMPTOMS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE


 

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS MAY DEVELOP WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE AND INCLUDE*:

  • Coughing

    Cough

     

  • Icon of man cradling stomach

    Diarrhea

     

  • High temperature

    Fever

     

  • Icon of man touching forehead in pain

    Headache

     

  • neck ache icon

    Muscle aches

     

  • Illustrated man experiencing difficulty breathing

    Shortness of breath

     

  • Icon of man with sore throat

    Sore throat

     

  • Icon of man with x over mouth

    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.

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            COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

2,261,631

Confirmed cases worldwide**

THE BEST WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Scrubbing hands with soap and water

     

    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.

  • Man sneezing into a tissue

     

    Cough or sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Man coughing into hand

     

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Two figured separated by a dotted line

     

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing.

  • Illustrated man sleeping in bed

     

    Stay home when you are ill.

  • Disinfecting a countertop

     

    Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that people frequently touch.

  • graphic of man wearing face mask

     

    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.