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Mar 05, 2020

Coronavirus Update: What are the signs and symptoms?

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoid contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has many signs and symptoms. Here, the World Health Organization highlights what we should be looking out for:

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome or worse.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email under koronavirus@bm.gov.hu.