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    Coronavirus Facts  

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    Coronavirus Hotline: 817-248-6299

    Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak.

    What you should know about COVID-19

    The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) also has a COVID-19 webpage with information for the public, travelers, healthcare professionals, public health partners and others.

    Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to take the following precautions:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

    An English version of a Health Alert information card is now being provided by the CDC to travelers from Wuhan, China. A flier with the same information is also available.

    Tarrant County Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness staff is working closely with the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services to get the latest updates on this evolving situation. We are also updating our response plans as needed and have sent health alerts to the Tarrant County medical community and other partners.

    TCPH is working with local hospitals on an ongoing basis to advise if patients meet CDC recommendations for testing.  If we receive a confirmation of a case of novel coronavirus, further communication will be provided to the public and media.


    The Coronavirus causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough, may lead to severe pneumonia and is similar to the SARS and MERS Coronaviruses. The SARS outbreak of 2003 sickened over 8,000 and about 800 people died.

    Coronaviruses are part of a large family of viruses, which can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.

    Symptoms are similar to the flu and include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weakened immune systems.

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