Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

There is a small number of animals around the globe reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after having contact with a person with COVID-19. Talk to your veterinarian about any health concerns you could have about your pets.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly by way of respiratory droplets produced when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. Spread is extra probably when persons are in shut contact with each other (within about 6 ft). If you’re unable to stay home together with your youngster whereas faculty is out, rigorously consider who could be finest positioned to supply youngster care. If somebody at larger threat for COVID-19 shall be providing care (older adult, such as a grandparent or somebody with a chronic medical condition), restrict your youngsters’s contact with different folks.

Further studies are wanted to know if and the way completely different animals might be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and the position animals might play in the unfold of COVID-19. People ought to consider not touching the physique of somebody who has died of COVID-19. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying well being conditions are at greater threat of developing severe COVID-19 sickness. There could also be much less of an opportunity of the virus spreading from sure kinds of touching, such as holding the hand or hugging after the body has been ready for viewing. Other activities, similar to kissing, washing, and shrouding ought to be averted before, during, and after the physique has been prepared, if possible.

If washing the physique or shrouding are necessary religious or cultural practices, households are encouraged to work with their group’s cultural and religious leaders and funeral residence workers on the way to reduce their publicity as much as possible. At a minimal, individuals conducting these actions ought to wear disposable gloves.

If splashing of fluids is anticipated, additional private protecting tools (PPE) may be required (such as disposable gown, faceshield or goggles and N-95 respirator). Based on available information, adults aged sixty five years and older and folks of any age with underlying medical conditions included on this list are at greater threat for severe sickness and poorer outcomes from COVID-19. CDC is collecting and analyzing data regularly and will replace the listing when we learn more. People with underlying medical situations not on the list might also be at higher danger and will seek the advice of with their healthcare supplier if they are concerned. Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been uncovered to a contagious illness however have not developed illness (signs) from others who haven’t been uncovered, so as to prevent the attainable spread of that disease.

Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable illness, which is the span of time throughout which individuals have developed sickness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of publicity because the incubation period for this virus is 2 to 14 days. Someone who has been launched from COVID-19 quarantine just isn’t thought-about a danger for spreading the virus to others as a result of they have not developed sickness during the incubation interval.