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Prevention & Symptoms


There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against Human Coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by following some these tips. Monitor any symptoms that appear and take appropriate measures to protect yourself and others.

 

Prevention

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for usingafacemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following

  • stay home while you are sick
  • avoid close contact with others
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

For the most current recommendations from the CDC visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html.

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Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html.

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Contact Information

For any questions or concerns please email us at covid19@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 3/11/20