- Can COVID-19 be transmitted to humans through food?
- Can COVID-19 cause damage to the brain?
- Can children get COVID-19?
- What is COVID-19 excess mortality?
- Can COVID-19 spread through water while swimming?
- What is the origin of COVID-19?
- Are there face masks that should not be worn during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What are some common symptoms of COVID-19?
Can COVID-19 be transmitted to humans through food?
Currently, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads to people through food. However, it is important to safely handle and continue to cook foods to their recommended cooking temperatures to prevent foodborne illness. The virus that causes COVID-19 has not been found in drinking water.
Can COVID-19 cause damage to the brain?
Even in young people, COVID-19 can cause strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome — a condition that causes temporary paralysis. COVID-19 may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Can children get COVID-19?
While children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and some children develop severe illness. Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.
What is COVID-19 excess mortality?
Excess mortality is defined as the difference in the total number of deaths in a crisis compared to those expected under normal conditions. COVID-19 excess mortality accounts for both the total number of deaths directly attributed to the virus as well as the indirect impact, such as disruption to essential health services or travel disruptions.
Can COVID-19 spread through water while swimming?
Fact: Water or swimming does not transmit the COVID-19 virusThe COVID-19 virus does not transmit through water while swimming. However, the virus spreads between people when someone has close contact with an infected person. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Avoid crowds and maintain at least a 1-metre distance from others, even when you are swimming or at swimming areas. Wear a mask when you’re not in the water and you can’t stay distant. Clean your hands frequently, cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow, and stay home if you’re unwell.
What is the origin of COVID-19?
The current scientific consensus is that the virus is most likely of zoonotic origin, from bats or another closely-related mammal.
Are there face masks that should not be worn during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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What are some common symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. These symptoms are similar to the flu (influenza) or the common cold, which are a lot more common than COVID-19.This is why testing is required to confirm if someone has COVID-19.