COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. The... Wikipedia

  • Symptoms:  Fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, vomiting, loss of taste or smell, some cases asymptomatic
  • Complications:  Pneumonia, viral sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, kidney failure, cytokine release syndrome, respiratory failure, pulmonary fibrosis, pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, chronic COVID syndrome
  • Usual onset:  2–14 days (typically 5) from infection
  • Duration:  5 days to 10+ months known
  • Causes:  Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Diagnostic method:  rRT-PCR testing, CT scan
  • Prevention:  Face coverings, quarantine, physical/social distancing, ventilation, hand washing, vaccination
  • Treatment:  Symptomatic and supportive
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