AKDN Special Bulletin: COVID-19

02 April 2020

COVID-19 is a new virus that spreads through drops of saliva from the mouth or droplets from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. COVID-19 is not "just" the flu. It is much more contagious and can spread rapidly through our communities.

- Common: Fever, cough, difficulty breathing
- Severe: Persistent pain and pressure in the chest, trouble breathing, mental confusion, bluish lips or face, etc.

High risk groups

- People 70+ years of age
- Pregnant women
- People living with underlying health problems like heart disease, diabetes, asthma and cancer

Prevention is the only way to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Follow the recommendations below to protect yourself, your family & your community.