LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Doctors and medical staff say they are still in need of protective wear and test kits while they remain on the front lines treating COVID-19. Tucked behind the now quiet Las Vegas Strip is Elite Medical Center, a usual hot spot for tourists who need medical care. “With the shut down of the Las Vegas Strip and other things around the valley, we’re definitely seeing a decrease in people coming in,” says Dr. Courtney Downes, Elite Medical Center. Despite less people … [Read more...] about Supplies, test kits needed at medical facilities in Las Vegas
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The human immune system is a bit of a mystery since we can’t see it or germs that cause illness and really don’t have 100% control over if we get sick or not. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, everyone is now hyperconscious about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. However, when it comes to fighting viruses, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key to staying well. There are ways that can boost your immune system and … [Read more...] about Strengthen Your Immune System
When is a Respiratory Infection an Emergency? As the world devotes rapt attention with COVID-19, it is important to know what a respiratory infection is and when it is an emergency. The symptoms can be very much like COVID-19 and knowing the differences in symptoms is critical. Risks of Transmission for Respiratory Infections The common cold is the most common cause of doctor visits in the United States. URIs (Upper Respiratory Infections) spread from one person to another through … [Read more...] about Respiratory Infections
*This article and any information contained herein is obtained from the CDC website referenced below. This is a very brief summary and is not inclusive of everything that is currently known about COVID-19 and is for informational purposes only. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified in Wuhan, China. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19? COVID-19 has been … [Read more...] about Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, upper respiratory disease in chickens and rare, but potentially lethal, human respiratory infections although these are often mild. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment. (CDC 2019) There is a new strain of Coronavirus discovered in China recently. This particular strain has been more lethal, meaning that normally healthy humans who … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Symptoms