The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and everyone should be aware of the disease. Here are the steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID-19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness:
- People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever symptoms, call your doctor immediately. If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Here’s an illustration for everyday actions to everyone to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID-19: WASHUP!
W – Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
A – Avoid contact with sick people
S – Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
H – Home-Stay there if you are sick!
U – Use tissue or elbow to cover coughs and sneezes
P – Put your hands down and away from eyes, nose, and mouth
You should take the necessary precautions now to reduce the risk of getting sick and infected with COVID-19!
- Stock up on supplies. Have enough household items, medicines, and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often
- Avoid crowds as much as possible
- Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed
This is a new disease we are facing now, and sad to say, they have no available vaccines yet as of the moment. The researchers, pharmacists, and scientists are still on tests for an experimental coronavirus vaccine. We do hope that soon they will invent and develop a vaccine for the disease.
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