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<br /> DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S MESSAGE: The County of Hawaii is working with state and federal
<br /> partners to keep you informed and to prevent the
<br /> The Hawaii State Department of Health, in partnership spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)that originated in
<br /> with the County of Hawaii, federal and other state China. As part of the effort to ensure timely and
<br /> agencies, is working to take the necessary precautions to credible information, County Civil Defense is issuing
<br /> prevent and respond to the COVID-19. If the COVID-19 is daily bulletins notifying the public of any updates. The
<br /> identified in Hawaii, coordinated actions to prevent the purpose of this handout is to provide reliable
<br /> spread of the virus will be taken. Becoming informed and information on:
<br /> taking personal responsibility is our best preventive action.
<br /> We urge everyone to learn about the COVID-19 and to • What you need to know about the COVID-19
<br /> take the necessary steps to protect yourself and family
<br /> members. • Health advisories and actions taken by government
<br /> to contain the COVID-19
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<br /> R_ ill4, ®EPATMENT • What you can do to keep yourself safe
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<br /> Bruce S.Anderson, PhD.
<br /> Director of Health, • How to keep updated on issues that may affect
<br /> Hawaii State Department of Health you and your `ohana.
<br /> WHAT IS THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
<br /> Public health officials are working to contain a new type of coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19. This
<br /> virus is believed to have originated in animals and then spread to humans. It is now being transmitted
<br /> from person to person.
<br /> This virus is a public health concern because it is new and knowledge is limited. The virus was first
<br /> identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases have been identified internationally, including
<br /> some cases in the United States. Efforts are being made by governments to prevent its spread.
<br /> HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
<br /> • • Mild to severe respiratory illness
<br /> Air- Through coughing and sneezing p Y
<br /> • Cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
<br /> O O Close personal contact,such as touching or , • Fever- (Some patients may not report fever, espe-
<br /> shaking hands cially the very young, elderly, those not able to fight
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<br /> Fever Cough Difficulty Breathing Severe Illness
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<br /> Because the COVID-19 is new, we are IS THERE A VACCINE FOR COVID-19?
<br /> learning more each day about the trans-
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<br /> Because this is a new virus, there is currently no vaccine
<br /> mI to protect against COVID-19; however, efforts are un-
<br /> Health officials are still learning about this new virus derway to develop a vaccine as soon as possible.
<br /> and how it spreads, but best evidence suggests it is /
<br /> spread when a person coughs or sneezes, or from -
<br /> close contact with a sick person. Once infected, IS MY PET AT RISK OF GETTING COVID 19. S
<br /> symptoms may not appear for 2 to 14 days. The
<br /> virus is also believed to survive numerous da son Although COVID-19 seems to have come from an animal
<br /> y source, it is now spreading from person to person. There is no
<br /> surfaces.
<br /> reason to believe animals or pets in Hawaii or elsewhere in
<br /> the U.S. might be spreading the virus.