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Common Coronavirus Questions and Answers

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 3:10pm.

There are many questions circulating about the Coronavirus. Some of them we have already covered in other posts. But it’s still important to learn as much as you can and then use that knowledge to keep you and your family safe.

What happens when you get the Coronavirus?

People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.

What is the risk of my child becoming sick with the Coronavirus?

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date.

Is coughing a symptom of the Coronavirus?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

Is the Coronavirus new?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Can the Coronavirus spread through drinking water?

The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

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