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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Flyer Transcript

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus that originated in China. COVID-19 spreads person to person, anyone can be infected.

Highest Risk

  • Travelers to countries with widespread outbreaks and their close contacts.
  • Older persons (60+)
  • Persons with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, HIV, etc.

Incubation

Incubation period is 2 to 14 days, with an average period of 5 days.

Symptoms

Most cases are mild to moderate. Symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

Prevent the Spread

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Get a flu shot!
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as counters, door knobs, desks, keyboards, tablets and phones.

If you think you or a family member has COVID-19:

  1. Call your healthcare provider right away.
  2. Tell the doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  3. Your healthcare provided will tell you how to get care without exposing others.
  4. Stay home and avoid contact with others.

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Information flyer published by the Georgia Department of Public Health