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What is Covid-19?

1. What is Covid-19?

Within two to 14 days of being exposed to the virus, people begin to exhibit symptoms. Depending on their immune system and the severity of their sickness, a person with the coronavirus is infectious to others for up to two days before symptoms show up and for 10 to 20 days after that. 

Symptoms of Covid-19 aka Sars-Cov-2 / Coronavirus? 

COVID-19 symptoms include: 

  • Cough 
  • Fever or chills 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Headache 
  • New fatigue 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Congestion or runny nose


COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019 and has since spread globally, causing a pandemic. Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and loss of taste or smell. The virus primarily spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. It can also spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes.

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory virus. It primarily spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. When a person breathes, talks, coughs or sneezes, droplets are produced and released into the air. these droplets can be inhaled by people nearby, or land on surfaces and hands, where they can remain active for several hours. The virus can then be transmitted to other people through touching a contaminated surface or object and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.

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My Care Labs offers quick, hassle-free, and accurate COVID-19 RT-PCR testing. With same-day or 24-hour results, we provide testing on-site at our laboratory and pop-ups throughout California. My Care Labs takes your health seriously. We are a CLIA-certified laboratory, part of the California Covid Task Force, partner with CDPH, and report directly to CDC.

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