Free assistance line from the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
Data updated to 05/14/2020
COVID-19, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is a new strain that has never been seen before in humans, which means there is still a lot of research to be done about it. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that was discovered in the 1960s, but whose origin is still unknown.
Common symptoms in coronavirus are:
In the most severe cases, these infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. In these cases the virus can start with fever, dry cough and after a week it causes respiratory distress, kidney failure and in some cases, it can present gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea.
Wash your hands with soap and water or disinfectant.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands without washing.
Wear a mask.
Avoid crowded places.
Avoid contact with animals and animal products.
Do not share utensils and food.
Don’t eat raw food, cook meat and eggs well.
Avoid traveling to affected areas unless necessary.
If you get sick, seek medical attention immediately.
Stay at home
Avoid contact with others.
Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissues or an elbow when sneezing.
Put the tissues in the trash and wash your hands.
Keep objects and surfaces clean.