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Coronavirus (COVID19)

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WUHAN CORONAVIRUS (COVID19)

Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s, but we don’t know where they come from. They get their name from their crown-like shape. Sometimes, but not often, a coronavirus can infect both animals and humans.

Most coronaviruses spread the same way other cold-causing viruses do: through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched.

Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child. In the United States, coronaviruses are more common in the fall and winter, but anyone can come down with a coronavirus infection at any time.

But In early 2020, following a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization identified a new type, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Coronavirus Symptoms 

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue & chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache & sore throat

6 PREVENTION

  1. Wear a face mask.
  2. Cover mouth & nose when coughing /sneezing.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.
  4. Seek medical care if symptoms appear.
  5. Avoid contact with animals.
  6. Avoid markets & crowded places.

PHARMACY ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • Antibacterial handwash & wipes
  • Disinfectant spray & cleaner
  • Mask
  • Immune boosting supplements

For more detail information / assistance, please visit any Health Lane Family Pharmacy outlets.

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