The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world. There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell. Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.Older people, and people with other medical conditions, may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
If you develop a fever, cough, have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call and tell your doctor of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.
People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.
Contact your medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.