The coronavirus:
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that was first identified in China. It is contagious and includes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The risk in the U.S. is currently low, but knowing how to protect yourself is key.

We’re here to help. If you have symptoms of the virus, or if you simply have questions about the disease, our doctors can evaluate your risk and help with next steps when necessary.

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How does the virus spread?

It spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

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How can you protect yourself?

Wash hands often, avoid sick people, and try not to touch surfaces in public areas.

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What puts you at higher risk?

If you’ve recently traveled to regions where there are current outbreaks.

Do I have the coronavirus or something else?

Coronavirus Flu Upper respiratory infection
How long it takes to develop
Occurs 2 to 14 days after exposure
How long it takes to develop
Starts quickly, symptoms develop immediately
How long it takes to develop
Develops slowly over time
How it spreads
Spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing

Note: Exposure is higher if traveling from China or you live in a region where others have contracted it
How it spreads
Spreads from person to person through coughing, sneezing, talking, or touching germs on an object
How it spreads
Spreads from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or touching germs on an object
What are the symptoms
Fever, cough, and shortness of breath
What are the symptoms
Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, fatigue
What are the symptoms
Coughing, runny nose, congestion, pain or pressure behind the face, scratchy or sore throat
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We’re here to help

Our doctors are available 24/7 by phone or video to help evaluate your risk and guide you to the next best step if you’ve become infected. If the doctor you speak with determines that you have a different virus, then we can provide you with support to help you relieve your symptoms.

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