Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms & How Contagious It Is

Published: March 20, 2020
Dear TeenHealthFX,
What are the symptoms of corona virus? And how contagious is it?
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Dear COVID-19: Symptoms & How Contagioud It Is,

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new virus. There are many unknowns and as the virus spreads, doctors continue to do their research.

We are finding out more every single day.


According to the CDC, this is what we do know:

  •     COVID-19 is very contagious and easily spread from person to person.
  •     COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to show symptoms:

This means if you are infected, you can be spreading it to others without even realizing it!

  •    It is a respiratory illness which means it effects the lungs.


Symptoms shown in most patients are as follows:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath


In addition, some people may experience loss of taste & smell, lingering headaches, muscle aches and pains, and rashes. As we learn more about the virus the CDC continues to update them.

*In combination with potential exposure with someone who have been infected with it or recently traveled.*


Keep coming back to check out our Resource of the Month for most up-to-date information! It changes everyday.

Stay safe!

Signed: TeenHealthFX