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Coronavirus FAQs

What is the 2019 Coronavirus or COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a type of virus that commonly affect animals. A newly identified coronavirus has begun to infect humans and is called COVID-19. This new virus started in China in December 2019. Since it is not common in humans, we do not have natural defenses against it, and we are not sure how the human body will respond to a coronavirus COVID-19 infection. The symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, which can lead to pneumonia and, in rare cases, death. Eighty percent of infections are mild, but twenty percent are more severe and may require a hospital stay.

Is coronavirus treatable?

There is no treatment and no vaccine for the coronavirus at this moment. Specialists are working on developing treatments and vaccines, but this may take six months or more. Most people with mild infections (80% of cases), will feel better by following treatment recommendations for the common cold and flu: stay home, keep away from others, and take over the counter remedies.

How do I get coronavirus?

Similar to colds and the flu, we get coronavirus when we are around someone that has been infected by it and they cough or sneeze around us. This illness can go into our eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick. We can also get the virus from touching surfaces that have been contaminated with coronavirus and then touching our face.

How do I prevent myself or others from getting coronavirus

The best way to prevent infection is to stay away from people who are sick, sneezing or coughing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises people to follow these tips to help prevent the coronavirus, colds, and flu. Tri-State Community Healthcare Center is committed to providing the most accurate information about COVID-19. For the latest updates, please visit government websites such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    , and the California Department of Public Health . You can also follow TSCHC on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.