What are the symptoms?

Patients who get sick with COVID-19 develop mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing

Many common illnesses can cause these same symptoms. COVID-19 can only be diagnosed at a public health laboratory. Individuals who have these symptoms and have traveled to China or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be seen by a doctor or medical professional.

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
2. What are the symptoms?
3. How does it spread?
4. How is it treated?
5. How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
6. How can I protect myself and my family?
7. Do I need to wear a mask?
8. What can travelers do to protect themselves and others?
9. What if I recently traveled to China?
10. What should I do if I think that I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
11. What is the Florida Department of Health Doing to address COVID-19?
12. Who do I call if I have question about COVID-19?
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