CDC Issues New Guidelines in the Wake of Possible Pandemic

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The Coronavirus has caused humongous disruption across the world. The virus has caused stock markets to plummet, quarantines to go up everywhere, schools to close and multiple events from conferences to sporting events  to be  cancelled or forced to limit the number of people attending. With all of the chaos, the health departments all across the world have scrambled to create safeguards against it and prevent further spread.

The Center for Disease Control has issued several preventive measures and other guidelines for said virus. These include how to spot the difference, what to do with infection and how to keep your exposure to a minimum. For example, with allergy season around the corner, it’s very easy to get allergies, a flu and Corvid 19, the name of the virus, confused. Allergies tend to be more of stuffy and runny noses, along with an itchy throat. Corvid-19 has a very dry cough, a low fever and shortness of breath. In the worst reported cases, patients have developed pneumonia.

To prevent spreading, the CDC recommends similar guidelines to a flu. That is to avoid contact with infected people and wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer. If you are infected or sick, STAY HOME! This virus can spread easily in enclosed environments such as offices and can take up to two weeks for symptoms to appear. Once diagnosed, discard any tissues used and disinfect all surfaces touched such as bed sheets, toys and counters. It would take a minimum of two weeks before the virus works its way out of their systems.[1]

This virus is an increasing danger across the world. Take care of your employees and monitor remote employees and travel restrictions.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

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