The recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has a variety of telltale signs and symptoms, ranging from fever and dry cough, to more extreme symptoms requiring immediate medical help such as difficulty breathing and confusion. We do not currently have any vaccines or antiviral medications that specifically prevent, cure, or treat COVID-19, so treatment will usually involve managing symptoms with supportive treatments. If you have relatively mild COVID-19 symptoms and don’t have any other medical conditions that would put you at high risk developing complications of COVID-19 (over the age of 65, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, kidney disease, HIV, asthma, undergoing cancer treatment), these vitamins and supplements can help strengthen your immune system to fight coronavirus. Read more: 20 Vitamins and Supplements To Boost Immune Health During COVID-19 Pandemic Article
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COVID-19 (2019-nCoV, Wuhan Coronavirus)
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Prevention Tips
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that spreads from person to person via infected respiratory droplets. The main symptoms of COVID-19 infection include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Occasionally, people infected with COVID-19 may experience diarrhea, a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, or aches and pains. Avoiding contact with infected people, social distancing, not touching your face, frequent hand washing, cleaning, and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces can help to reduce your risk of contracting the 2019 novel coronavirus.
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