America is under a big attack from something very small: a germ. Specifically, a new type of coronavirus called COVID-19, which is highly transmissible, and virtually changing the way we live.
In the news, we are getting frequent updates on its spread, leading to cancelled events and school closings. We are told to beware of symptoms such as fever, cough and trouble breathing. By all reports, the coronavirus will continue to get worse before it gets better, as there is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed
At North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, the health and safety of our patients is priority one with us. Because coronavirus can cause a host of respiratory problems — particularly for older adults and those with severe pre-existing conditions — we want to equip you with some measures you can take to decrease your risk of contracting the virus.
At North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, we want to help in any way we can to protect the health and welfare of your family. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties, contact our office immediately. If your problem is severe, go to your nearest Emergency Room for evaluation.
By North Jersey Pulmonary Associates
March 12, 2020