Nursing home residents, and the elderly in general, are vulnerable to contagious diseases especially the COVID-19 virus. The virus has been reported in half the States. Dozens of people have died in the United States from confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
At this point if you’ve been out of the country, been on cruise or flew on a plane, do not visit your loved one for 14 days after your trip. It is recommended to wait 14 to 21 days for symptoms to show. Doctors agree that it is smart to take precautions, particularly where the elderly are concerned.
CDC officials expect cases to increase as the disease spreads, while also stressing the immediate risk remains low.
Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is a respiratory disease similar to influenza. There is no vaccine for it.
Symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.