Wellness Shot: The Coronavirus? Don't Panic

Are you freaked out about the Coronavirus?? I found this article in the Seattle Times which breaks down the virus and why we shouldn't panic.

According to experts, the virus seems to cause only minor symptoms. The rapidly rising case counts may be deceiving you as testing becomes available infections appear to sky rocket. This might not reflect a growing epidemic as much as it reflects better detection.

Centers For Disease Control: “There are no additional precautions recommended for the general public to take” but they remind the public to take “everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.”

Coronavirus or Common Cold? How to Tell The Difference

As concerns over the Wuhan Coronavirus grow, you may be wondering how to tell if your seasonal symptoms could be a cold or the feared virus.

Health officials admit it's hard to determine if your symptoms are the Coronavirus, since its symptoms like runny nose, fever and headache are the same as the common flu.

Coronavirus can also bring similar symptoms to a respiratory virus, like sore throat and difficulty breathing, according to the CDC.

Your travel history determines if you may have the Coronavirus, so if you have travelled from Wuhan, China and exhibit any flu-like symptoms, please see a medical professional. A simple test can determine if you have the Coronavirus.

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