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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

At this time, CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Citizens call the CCNCPHD number at (361) 826-7200. Individuals are screened with Center for Disease Control criteria for testing. Criteria now includes if an individual has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (subjective or confirmed with thermometer)
  • Cough (dry or wet)
  • Congestion
  • Allergy like symptoms
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills 
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain, body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or altered sense of taste (foods taste differently)
  • Loss of smell or altered sense of smell (things smell differently)
  • Intermittent symptoms (feeling better and then worse intermittently)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

    Learn more about the CCNCPHD COVID-19 Testing Process »


HOW DO PEOPLE BECOME INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS?

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing;
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and
  • Rarely, fecal contamination.

 

HOW CAN I AVOID INFECTION WITH THE CORONAVIRUS?

To avoid catching the virus, CDC recommends:

HOW CAN I AVOID SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS?

Some recommendations include: