The 2019-nCoV is a novel strain of a common family of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronavirus infections are most prevalent during the winter months and range in severity from the common cold to more virulent strains.
The Coronavirus presents as a mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness like the common cold. Symptoms may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose, headache, sore throat, and a general feeling of being unwell.
In addition to staying informed, follow standard health and travel safety measures
(with increased rigor), and stay up to date with all recommended vaccines (include flu and travel-related immunizations).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact RVNAhealth Community Nurse Manager, April Rodriguez, RN.