The news is full of information about the Coronavirus and COVID-19. CNS Healthcare wants to remind you to be cautious but not to panic about what read in the news. Though cases have been confirmed in Michigan there is no cause to change your ordinary routine unless advised to do so by a healthcare professional.
CNS Healthcare’s Chief Medical Office, Michele Reid, MD, emphasizes that “CNS has a robust infection control plan in place. We have always believed that vaccinations are important, which is why we host a vaccination clinic every September and offer vaccinations at our offices throughout the year. Coronavirus is not nearly as prevalent as the flu. The best thing you can do to be proactive and protect yourself is to get a flu vaccination and wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. We will keep you posted if any new information is available.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.”
More detailed information from the CDC can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
If you have additional questions, you may call the CDC Hotline: 800-232-4636.