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Covid-19

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  • COVID-19 (4)
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    COVID-19

    YF-3000.2193

    A respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 which likely originally emerged from an animal source, has spread person-to-person in many locales as well as to other countries around the world and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Those most at risk from the virus are older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions.
  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests (1)
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    COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

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    Public health laboratories that conduct diagnostic testing for people who have symptoms of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of the virus and develop symptoms are being advised to call their health care provider and tell them about their symptoms and exposure, at which point a decision will be made as to whether they need to be tested. Patients who require a test will have a swab inserted through their nose to reach what is known as the nasopharyngeal region where cells are collected. If the patient is calm, the swabbing takes 10 seconds or so and is not painful. A jittery patient can make things more difficult. Once the sample is taken, it is put into a sterile container and sent to a lab where a chemical pulls the cells off the swab and turn the sample into a liquid form, which is put into a machine that makes multiple copies of the virus' RNA. The machine attempts to match the person's RNA with the coronavirus RNA to determine a positive or negative result.
  • COVID-19 Immunization Clinics (1)
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    COVID-19 Immunization Clinics

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    Programs that provide inoculations that help prevent individuals from contracting the COVID-19 virus, either to the general public or targeting critical workforce personnel and/or higher-risk priority groups. The vaccine is administered as two shots given with a needle, usually in the arm and separated by a period of weeks. The clinics may be walk-in sites (pharmacies, churches, community centers, outdoor tents) or locations in areas with curbside or drive-through options. Most sites require physical distancing, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and enhanced sanitation efforts.