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This page contains all of The Daily News and News Monitor's coverage of the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

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Jason Lake, the incoming chief medical officer of Confluence Health, discussed symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus and protective measures people should take to avoid it. Read more about the virus and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

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Symptoms

Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever and, A general feeling of being unwell

Information provided by the CDC

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:


• 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.

• 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.

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