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Senior Health & Wellness | February 11, 2020 | By Denee Coleman

Coronavirus Information From the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  Additional cases have been identified in other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more and additional information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and other serious complications.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

For current information, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus