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Coronaviruses:



CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).

  • Prevention & treatment
  • Testing
  • Influenza in Animals
  • How it spreads

    • 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.
    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure*:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    March 2020 is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

     
    Sponsored By: Brain Injury Association of America

    Each March, We celebrate National Brain Injury Awareness Month by alerts us to the causes and aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding brain injuries. When it comes to brain injuries, not a single injury or person is the same. The month is dedicated to improving awareness of brain injuries. Providing quality support for people with brain injuries and understanding of their needs will improve their outcomes for the future. Changing the perspective of the world to understand how brain injuries work is a difficult task.

    What Are the types of Brain injury?

    Two types of brain injuries are traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, sports or recreational injuries, domestic violence, falls and other external forces. Causes of Non-traumatic brain injuries begin internally due to disease, poisoning, a hereditary condition, lack of oxygen, stroke, or other internal medical condition.
    According to the Department of Defense, one of the keys to recognizing a concussion and getting treatment early is identifying these symptoms:

  • H – headaches or vomiting
  • E – ears ringing
  • A – amnesia, altered consciousness or loss of consciousness
  • D – double vision and/or dizziness
  • S – something is wrong, or not quite right
  • According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths (CDC 2019).

    What are the symptoms or danger signs of a Brain Injury

  • Headache that gets worse and does not go awayWeakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Look drowsy or cannot wake up
  • Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other
  • Have convulsions or seizures
  • Cannot recognize people or places
  • Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated
  • Have an unusual behavior
  • Lose consciousness
  • Disclaimer: healthelinks is intended for information purposes only, not to offer medical advice.
    Please consult your doctor about any personal health concerns.
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