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Tips for Preventing Coronavirus

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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause serious health problems and potential death. (COVID-19 is the disease that can occur as a result of this new coronavirus infection.) Because the virus is so new, much is still being learned. None of us have innate immunity.

How Does the Virus Spread?

The 2 primary ways that coronavirus is spread are when the respiratory droplets of an infected person are A) breathed into the lungs and/or B) the droplets enter through the mucus pores of the nose, mouth, or eyes of others. (All of us emit these types of respiratory droplets every time we cough, sneeze, laugh, sing, talk or even simply breathe. In 'normal' times, however, these droplets are largely harmless.)

6 Tips for Coronavirus Prevention

Early indications suggest that the higher the virus 'load' a person is exposed to, the greater their odds of becoming infected and the worse the outcome.

Of the 6 steps in the infographic above, Social Distancing may offer the most protection. But no one of the steps is complete. Each provides unique and important benefits. So, the more of these steps you practice, the lower the risk of infecting yourself or others:

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Gallery of Coronavirus Infographics and Posters

A collection of the coronavirus and COVID-19 materials from around the web.