COVID-19 | January 27, 2020
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with symptoms like the common cold or flu but can advance, in some cases, to severe respiratory illness or even death. The risk to Mississauga residents remains low. Peel Public Health is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and other local health providers to monitor the situation and take actions as appropriate.
If you have recently travelled to Hubei province (including Wuhan), China in the last 14 days, limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days from the date that you left Hubei. This means self-isolate and stay at home. In addition, please contact Peel Public Health for further advice and monitoring.
The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as novel coronavirus is to:
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Common signs include fever, and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.
As with other illnesses, you should connect with a health care provider if you experience:
Advise them of your travel/contact history in advance of your visit so they can take steps to protect other people from getting sick.
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