CDC 24-7 Fact of the Week

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Man coughing
Week of March 23, 2020

Based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses, the following symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

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Week of March 9, 2020

Most Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day, which is much more than the recommended amount of 2,300 mg per day (about one teaspoon of salt). Sodium increases blood pressure, which raises the risk for heart disease and stroke. For tips on how to avoid excess sodium in your diet, visit our National Nutrition Month page.

Doctor with man and son
Week of February 17, 2020

The #HowIRecommend video series features short, informative videos from clinicians like you. These videos explain the importance of vaccination, how to effectively address questions from parents about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and how clinicians routinely recommend same day vaccination to their patients.

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