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Respiratory viruses are generally spread through respiratory secretions (droplets from coughs and sneezes) of an infected person to another person. Everyone is advised to take many of the same steps they do to help prevent colds and the flu.
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Symptoms of novel coronavirus can include:
Most people who get the 2019 novel coronavirus don’t get extremely sick, but some might have to go to the hospital. Most people who get sick from 2019 novel coronavirus start to feel these symptoms between two and 14 days after they catch it.
Like other respiratory illnesses, such as the flu, novel coronavirus most commonly spreads to others from an infected person via
Novel coronavirus is new, and public health officials are learning more each day about how it spreads and how long it takes for people to become sick. As information becomes available, we will keep you informed.
Please see the MA DPH website for statewide updates.
The CDC is tracking cases in the U.S. on its website HERE. The WHO is tracking global cases on their website via situation reports HERE.