As coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe, there is important information you should know about the disease, what you can do to mitigate its impact, and how you can keep yourself and others safe.
Coronavirus: Symptoms and transmission
Many symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza overlap, here's how to spot the differences.
Could diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues be the first signs of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19?
The loss of the ability to smell or taste could be a sign that an individual has coronavirus, according to a recent report.
Dave Jacek, 3D printing technical, wears a prototype of a 3D-printed medical face shield printed at Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center.
There are steps you should take to protect yourself and others before heading to the doctor or emergency room that will also help protect the nation’s health care systems.
The risk of contracting coronavirus remains low for most Americans, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said.
The severity of the novel coronavirus can differ from person to person.
According to the CDC, coronaviruses are common in camels, cattle, cats and bats. Person-to-person transmissions are thought to occur when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.Video
In a letter sent to the White House, a panel of experts said that while available research has indicated that the novel coronavirus may enter the air via bioaerosols generated when an infected person breathes, it is too early to say whether the illness may be transmitted in this manner.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, “There is no evidence right now that the coronavirus can be spread through mail.”
Scientists are still learning a great deal about COVID-19 and how it spreads, but they have learned it can be transmitted via "aerosolized feces," according to a new study.
A man wears a bandana on his face as he walks past a sign written on the window of a Starbucks coffee shop, which was closed for coronavirus concerns, in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Contact lens wearers are being advised to switch to glasses amid the coronavirus outbreak as doing so may lessen the urge to touch your eyes.
Coronavirus: Protecting yourself and others
Keeping your home and surfaces clean using the correct disinfectants is crucial in preventing its spread.
If you are thinking of making your own hand sanitizer at home, be very careful since there are many recipes available online that can put you in harm’s way.
The novel coronavirus may be able to live on surfaces, namely metal, glass or plastic, for up to nine days — if it resembles some of its other human coronavirus-causing “cousins,” that is.
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There are a few general rules to follow when it comes to washing your hands thoroughly, including for how long you should keep them under running water.
Should the general public wear masks during the coronavirus epidemic?
In a 45-second video, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shows Americans how to make a facial covering using an old T-shirt and two rubber bands.Video
When making a do-it-yourself mask, what materials should you use if you have sensitive skin? What should you do if your skin becomes irritated from long-term use?
The CDC is recommending masks “should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.” The guidance recommended: “A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.”
Keeping your hands off your face is easier said than done: One study found that people touch their faces some 23 times an hour on average.
As the majority of Americans are under some type of stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, you may be wondering if it’s safe to have sex in the age of social distancing.
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Staying informed about the safest ways to shop can help relieve at least some of the anxiety associated with your next supermarket visit.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, many restaurants and fast food locations have closed dining rooms, and are only offering takeout or delivery options.
Coronavirus: Who is at risk?
Young people, senior citizens and those with immune deficiencies could have an acute reaction if exposed to the virus.
One pediatrician said childrens' frequent exposure to seasonal illnesses could actually be protecting them from COVID-19.Video
The CDC said that while risk to the American public remains low at this time, pregnant women should continue to engage in usual preventative actions to avoid infection, such as washing hands often and avoiding contact with people who are sick.
It’s well known that other respiratory conditions, such as the common cold or flu, can trigger asthma symptoms, possibly leading to an asthma attack, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. But Is the same true for the novel coronavirus?
Social distancing, hand-washing and avoiding those who are sick are among the top pieces of advice given to the general public, but for the immunocompromised, there are additional steps they can take.
An Indian policeman wearing a virus themed helmet rides on a horse during an awareness rally aimed at preventing the spread of new coronavirus in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Several hospitals have moved to ban visitors or birthing partners from hospitals due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are steps you can take to help relieve anxiety.
Coronavirus: Treatment and care
Before being tested for the deadly virus, patients must first answer a series of questions.
Fox News received an in-depth look at the new disease from Dr. Debra Chew, a former epidemic intelligence officer for the CDC and an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.Video
Health agencies recommend patients receive supportive care to relieve coronavirus symptoms.
Chloroquine and a similar drug, hydroxychloroquine, have shown encouraging signs in small, early tests against the coronavirus, but they have yet to be studied during a controlled clinical trial.
Several medications are being investigated, but that doesn't mean you should run out and buy them unprescribed, or try to recreate them in your home. Doing so could have dire consequences.
Former CDC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Amler told Fox News that a pneumonia shot will not be effective in staving off pneumonia caused by coronavirus.
Even if the patient does test positive, it can be considered safe to continue supporting them with some extra precautions.
Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined in Tampa after treating COVID-19 patients. This is message from kids in his neighborhood.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if anyone in your house has tested positive, everyone in the house should self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days or longer until the patient has no more symptoms and tests negative.
A negative test doesn't always mean the patient is free of the virus.
While the veterinary community is still dealing largely with unknowns amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of what they do know might come as a relief to pet owners.
It’s important to remember that children take cues from the adults that surround them, so how you address the virus at home may reflect in their behavior.Video
Coronavirus: Coping with isolation and social distancing
A sudden change in routine and lack of human interaction has had a negative impact on some people’s mental health.
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many people have been forced to work from home and are choosing to keep their social interactions to a minimum. Here are some tips on how to stay sane in the time of coronavirus.
As more research suggests the possibility that the novel coronavirus may have the potential to become airborne, some are questioning whether going for walks or runs outside amid the pandemic can still be considered safe.
A woman sews high-quality face masks at a furniture factory in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
With more and more restaurants closing their dining rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, many people are going to have to rely on cooking their own meals.
Two embracing teddy bears looking through the window sitting on window-sill.
Parents are now being faced with extra pressure of having to care for and entertain their children, while also putting in a productive day of work.
In times of uncertainty, pulling together to help is crucial to the health, well-being and stability of our local communities.
Just because the gyms are closed, doesn't mean you still can't get fit in time for summer.
Going from simply living together to spending every waking moment together can be taxing on a relationship.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses named after their appearance, a crown, said Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease expert at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
COVID-19 is not the same as other coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people, which is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19.
The World Health Organization's China office says it began receiving reports in late December of a mysterious virus behind a number of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in eastern China with a population of roughly 11 million people.
SARS and MERS came from animals, and this newest virus almost certainly did, too.