Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

James J. Latham

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

How COVID-19  Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People
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Kawasaki Disease: Signs, Symptoms & Diagnosis

James J. Latham

What are the symptoms?
Kawasaki disease (KD) is diagnosed when a patient runs a fever of 101°F – 104°F and above for at least five days. (If the fever isn’t treated, it can last up to 11 days.) The fever is accompanied by at least four of the following five symptoms:

  • A rash over the torso, especially in the groin area.
  • Redness and swelling of the palms and soles of the feet when the illness starts. Light peeling of the skin on the fingertips and toes occurs in the second and third weeks. Larger pieces of skin can peel off
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How Gum Disease Is Linked to Stroke Risk

James J. Latham

News Picture: Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Gum disorder could be joined to higher prices of stroke brought about by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary investigate conclusions indicate.

Two unpublished studies propose that managing gum disorder together with other stroke danger factors could possibly help prevent stroke by decreasing the buildup of plaque in arteries and narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. On the other hand, the studies do not show that gum disorder is a trigger of stroke.

“Mainly because irritation appears to engage in a key role in the development and worsening of atherosclerosis, or ‘hardening’

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