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State Releases New Guidance on Current Respiratory Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for preventing respiratory virus diseases.

The CDC has included COVID-19 in the new guidance because effective vaccines, treatments, and widespread immunity to SARS-CoV-2 have contributed to lower rates of severe disease and death. COVID-19 also shares risk factors and prevention strategies with other respiratory virus diseases.

The new guidance recommends that people ill with COVID-19 stay home and isolate from others until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medication)...


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