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If you or someone you know has any of the following health conditions, they may be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. OHA explains the underlying health conditions that increase your risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Health officials are very concerned with this new coronavirus, and say that this threat should be taken seriously. A few important distinctions between the flu and COVID-19:
Fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache, dry cough, muscle pain, sore throat, tiredness, and difficult breathing or shortness of breath are the most common symptoms. Less common symptoms include a lost of sense of smell and taste, as well as digestive issues. Symptoms often start in the back of the throat with a dry cough. The CDC has recommendations for those who think they may have been exposed. Go to the hospital or call 911 if someone is experiencing emergency warning signs (below).
Emergency Warning Signs
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Not everyone faces the same level of infection risk. Get updates and information from the CDC, and debunk common misconceptions about coronavirus with this myth busters page from the WHO.
Percentage of severe and critical cases
Roughly 80% of those infected will experience mild to moderate symptoms, 13.8% will develop into severe cases, and 6.1% of those infected will become critical cases. Get updates and information from the CDC, and debunk common misconceptions about coronavirus with this myth busters page from the WHO.
Prevention tips & travel
Follow these helpful tips from the CDC on how to reduce your risk of infection. Check for updates on the WHO travel advice page.
Talk about coronavirus
There are many resources available with advice on how to talk to children about coronavirus.
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