CDC Announces Additional Coronavirus Symptoms

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Alexandria, VA – In its nightly email, the city continues to urge residents to stay at home, unless going out is essential. And when out, they stress the importance of maintaining six feet of distance around others.

New Coronavirus Symptoms

The list of coronavirus symptoms continues to grow. People have been told previously to look out for a cough, fever, and shortness of breath.  Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added six more symptoms that may be signs of an infection. They are: chills; repeated shaking with chills; headache; muscle pain; sore throat; and sudden loss of taste or smell. For the full list, click HERE. If you are concerned that you are exhibiting symptoms, consult your doctor over the phone and try to remain calm.

Immunization Records

This week is National Infant Immunization Week. With the onslaught of coronavirus cases throughout the country, many pediatricians are worried that child immunization records may not be up to date. Doctors would like to remind parents to keep current with immunizations to prevent diseases that are curable with vaccines. If you have concerns about keeping an appointment at this time, call your pediatrician’s office. They are there to help and answer your questions.

Food Calculator

Can’t find what you need in the grocery store? That is because some people are over-buying. To help determine the amount of food needed to stay at home, Reuters has designed a food calculator. It will help you buy sufficiently and save for others. To use the calculator, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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