How to make the most of the new CDC website
Health officials have introduced a new website to help the public learn about the most common viral illnesses, including coronavirus and Zika.
The new website, which is the first in a series, will be accessible to anyone with a valid social security number and who has health insurance.
“While the information in this website is intended to provide the public with the most current information on these diseases, the website cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and is not a substitute for the advice of your physician,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement.
The CDC website includes information about a wide range of infectious diseases including coronivirus, dengue fever, Zika, and more.
It also includes information on prevention and public health, including how to find out if your symptoms match the symptoms of a particular virus.
If you or someone you know has any of the following symptoms, they should get tested:Severe cough, fever, cough, red, swollen or bleeding throat, cough or runny nose, runny eyes, sore throat, sore mouth, sore or blistered throat, fever or chills, fever-like symptoms, headache, run or walk, nausea or vomiting, chills or diarrhea, coughs, a fast heartbeat, sweating, trouble breathing, trouble speaking, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or fainting.CDC recommends that people with severe or life-threatening illness go to a health care provider immediately and stay in the hospital.
If someone you or a loved one knows has a viral infection, you should get tests and see a health provider, CDC said.
If you or your loved one has symptoms, you must contact your doctor.
You can get more information on the CDC website here