Coronavirus

Latest news from the CDC on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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What is the CDC’s role during the coronavirus crisis?

Learn what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does to help keep people healthy around the world, especially in light of a new coronavirus.
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Coronavirus aid from U.S. groups arrives in China

Aid groups have sent protective gear and other medical supplies to help those responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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About that coronavirus ‘mask, no mask’ debate

Face masks can help prevent the spread of viruses, but you should know when to use them. The CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public.

2019 novel coronavirus: Know the symptoms [infographic]

The 2019 novel coronavirus is infecting people around the world. Here are the symptoms to look out for if you think you might have been exposed.
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Tips for people with coronavirus symptoms [infographic]

If you think you are sick with the 2019 novel coronavirus, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and neighbors.
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Tips to avoid getting sick [infographic]

Around the world people are concerned about the new coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy.
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Mom told you to wash your hands. She was right.

It’s one of the first things mothers teach children: Wash your hands with soap and water. But most of us are not doing it right, according to experts.
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U.S. companies work on coronavirus vaccine

Several U.S. drug companies are hard at work developing a vaccine to fight the coronavirus that is spreading around the world.
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U.S. innovation is fighting antibiotic-resistant diseases

Antibiotic-resistant diseases are being tackled head-on by U.S. government agencies with fast-track funding of bold ideas.