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Coronavirus / COVID-19

What You Need to Know

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a virus strain that leads to respiratory illnesses. The spread of the COVID-19 virus is occurring globally and its continued transmission, particularly within the U.S., is anticipated to continue in the immediate future.

Most cases of infection are minor and self-limited, but severe infections do occur, particularly in individuals with underlying chronic medical problems. Since there are no approved medications or vaccines for the infection, care for patients is limited to supportive and preventive care. It is vital that anyone feeling the symptoms of coronavirus should contact a doctor.

What precautions you can take

Avoid contact with all sick individuals

Wash hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds

Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

Stay home and seek medical attention if you feel sick

ALL INDIVIDUALS should take the following steps to minimize further transmission:
 o  Avoid contact with all sick individuals
 o  Cover your mouth with your elbow or arm when sneezing
 o  Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly after sneezing or wiping your nose
 o  Avoid unnecessary social contact such as hand shaking and hugging
 o  Avoid touching your nose, mouth, or face, and wash/disinfect your hands after such contact occurs
 o  Stay at home if you feel ill (particularly with a fever, cough, or runny nose)
 o  Seek medical attention if you are short of breath, have difficulty breathing, have high spiking fever or symptoms that continue without improvement

Questions to consider

Have you been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to the COVID-19 virus?
  If yes, you should stay at home, practice safety precautions, and contact your local health department.

Have you travelled to locations at high risk for COVID-19 infection? (please refer to the travel guide issued by the CDC)
  If yes, you should stay at home, practice safety precautions, and contact your local health department.

Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, runny nose, sinus pain, malaise, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
  If yes to any of these, you should stay at home, practice safety precautions, and contact your local health department.
  If you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately, while taking extreme precautions to avoid transmission of the illness to others.

If you suspect you have a COVID-19 infection but are not sick enough to receive care, follow these recommendations given by the CDC:
 o  Stay home except to get medical care
 o  Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
 o  Call ahead before visiting your doctor
 o  Wear a facemask
 o  Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (and clean your hands afterwards)
 o  Wash your hands often
 o  Avoid sharing personal household items
 o  Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
 o  Monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if they are worsening
 o  Only discontinue home isolation after you consult with a health provider
 o  Follow the additional instructions on the CDC Website

If you need to speak with our doctors, our team is ready to help.

We will be offering our consults at a heavily discounted price
to assist with the current coronavirus outbreak.

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If you are NOT a MediOrbis member,
Please call 866-633-4672 to schedule a consult.

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