On Friday, January 14, we hosted ThedaCare Connection: A Live COVID-19 Q&A Facebook Event. During this special online discussion, Dr. Zachary Baeseman, a physician in Family Medicine and Obstetrics, answered questions about COVID-19 testing and the current state of the virus spread in our community. We’ve pulled together a few highlights based on our conversation.
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With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading quickly, many people have questions and concerns about how the virus may affect themselves and their families. What’s more, updated CDC guidelines have some people confused about the new “rules” for quarantining and testing. Zachary Baeseman, M.D., a physician at ThedaCare, says one of the most important things you can do right now is to know your own health and to pay attention to your symptoms. “We encourage people to know the symptoms of COVID-19, so they can try not to spread it if they do have it. There are some signs like...
As the weather begins to cool and the holidays approach, people naturally will start thinking about making holiday plans with family. While the holidays are a great time for celebrating special moments with friends and family, it’s important for everyone to consider ways to keep their loved ones safe.
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COVID-19 Quick Facts
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a unique coronavirus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019.
Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus, which has proven highly contagious and responsible for causing severe illness, including pneumonia and other respiratory problems, among other symptoms.
- This disease was formerly referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”
- The COVID-19 virus is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate
among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
- COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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