What to do if you are a confirmed contact for COVID-19? - INFOGRAPHICS

  27 May 2021    Read: 1113
  What to do if you are a confirmed contact for COVID-19? -   INFOGRAPHICS

People with COVID-19 might not have any symptoms. If they do have symptoms, these can range from mild to severe illness.

 Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue (feeling very tired)
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms of COVID-19. Not everyone with COVID-19 will have all these symptoms. For example, you may or may not have a fever. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. While anyone exposed to the virus can get COVID-19, the risk for serious illness (having to be hospitalized, needing a ventilator, etc.) increases with age. The older you are, the more likely you are to get very sick if you get COVID-19. People of any age with certain medical conditions are also at a higher risk for more severe illness. If you have any of these underlying conditions or other serious medical conditions, including a weakened immune system, call your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting very sick and dying from COVID-19.

 


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