What you should know about coronaviruses, which are spread by the same virus that caused the current outbreak, can be different for different people.
For the majority of people who are infected, coronaviral symptoms typically appear around five days after getting infected, and they usually resolve within two weeks, but there are cases of people with longer lag times.
For some people, including those with known symptoms of infection, they may go untreated for months, even years.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there,” said Dr. James T. Thompson, director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
“There is really no good information on how to treat or prevent coronavoid.”
In some cases, coronivirus infection is not known until symptoms develop.
“The key thing is, if you’re a person who’s been in the community, and you’ve been exposed to the virus, and your symptoms are the same, you have a 50/50 chance of being infected,” Dr. Thompson said.
“It is extremely important that you understand what you’re up against and how to prevent the spread of the virus.”
If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you can contact the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO or call 1-877-CDC.