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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Common human coronaviruses can cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, such as the common cold. There have been corona-viruses that have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle ease respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
These measures are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, for the latest developments and additional guidance on the 2019-nCoV for the public, healthcare professionals, and travelers, visit the CDC and DSHS websites.