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  1. Jul 13, 2023 · Learn how to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, how to test for COVID-19, and how to treat and prevent COVID-19. Find out the latest on COVID-19, flu, and RSV, and access resources for health professionals and the public.

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    Updated Oct. 26, 2022

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    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Possible symptoms include:

    •Fever or chills

    •Cough

    •Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

    Difference Between Flu and COVID-19 Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by symptoms alone because some of the symptoms are the same. Some PCR tests can differentiate between flu and COVID-19 at the same time. If one of these tests is not available, many testing locations provide flu and COVID-19 tests separately. Talk to a healthcare provider about getting tested for both flu and COVID-19 if you have symptoms. Learn more

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    •Understanding Your Risk •Healthcare Workers: Information on COVID-19 •Visit archive.cdc.gov for a historical snapshot of the COVID-19 website, capturing the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency on June 28, 2023. •Visit the dynamic COVID-19 collection to search the COVID-19 website as far back as July 30, 2021. Last Updated Oct. 26, 2022 Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

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  4. Nov 1, 2023 · COVID-19, also called coronavirus disease 2019, is a sickness caused by a virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus is a coronavirus. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

  5. Recent Updates to COVID Data Tracker. Updated on February 09, 2024. The Wastewater Surveillance page was updated to show the national trend of SARS-COV-2 viral activity levels in wastewater. CDC’s home for COVID-19 data. Visualizations, graphs, and data in one easy-to-use website.

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