The most common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Less common symptoms include nausea, muscle ache, confusion, headache, and sore throat.
Pre-existing comorbid conditions that increase the likelihood of severe illness with COVID-19 include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension, cancer, and obesity.
It is estimated that roughly 15% of people infected with the new coronavirus will develop severe disease requiring hospitalization, and another 5% will become critically ill.
Clinical Care Toolkit Introduction
COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for the health care community worldwide. Recently, the emergence of novel therapeutic agents and vaccines against COVID-19 has significantly improved patient outcomes and reduced the number of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2. In order to best serve patients, clinicians require up-to-date resources on current COVID-19 prevention practices and how to utilize new therapies, as well as the latest on changes to treatment recommendations. This Clinical Care COVID-19 Toolkit aims to provide health care providers with the most recent COVID-19 prevention and management information, including information on monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and other agents for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Click on the links below to begin exploring the COVID FRONTLINE initiative.
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