It’s difficult to keep up with the ever-changing news cycle on the Coronavirus outbreak. Every hour, information changes, and everyone seems to have an opinion on what is the best course of action to take to protect yourself, your family and your community. We can’t say this enough: make sure you are getting your information from the right sources. There are countless “experts” offering their opinions, which are simply not rooted in medical fact and there are also countless people offering completely inaccurate information on social media. Stay away from that; for accurate medical information, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for up-to-date news.
Here are some of the top questions concerning the Coronavirus:
How long does the Coronavirus survive on surfaces?
While there have been many time frames circulating in conversation and online ranging from minutes to 9 days, the truth is that we don't yet know. There is no clear cut answer for how long the coronavirus can survive on surfaces such as plastic, porcelain, granite, steel, or copper.
A list of products suitable for use against COVID-19 is available here. This list has been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Can you transmit the virus before you have symptoms?
As the CDC points out, COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads. However, it is currently thought to be transmittable even before symptoms appear, although the virus is most contagious when symptoms are present.
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If you get it once, can you get it again?
Typically once you get a virus, you build some immunity to that particular strain. With Coronavirus, we just don't know. There have been reports of people who became infected and then found after a while to be infected again. Time will tell the exact answer.
What exactly constitutes a fever?
The usual average temperature is 98.6 F (37.0 C). A significant fever is considered a temperature above 100.4 F (38.0 C).
Can you get Coronavirus from food? What about restaurants and food delivery?
Coronavirus is not thought to be transmittable by food. However, being in crowded restaurants may increase your chances of coming into contact with the virus from other people. The best bet is to order food to be delivered to your home and keep washing your hands always before you eat or touch your face.
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