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Category Archives: Seasonal Illness

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness. It’s caused by a coronavirus called 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). There are many types of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a very common cause of bronchitis. They may sometimes cause lung infection (pneumonia). Symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness. These […]


Flu Season Is Here

What is influenza (flu)? Influenza (flu) is an easily spread respiratory tract infection. It is caused by a virus. About 1 in 20 to 1 in 5 of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. The flu usually starts abruptly, with fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a cough. The flu can make […]