Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There are many types of human coronaviruses, including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Patients and Families

Information for UF Health patients and families about our hospitals and clinics.

COVID-19 Facts

Learn about the novel coronavirus and how it differs from the flu.

Prevention

Learn how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and how to lessen your chances for exposure.

Symptoms and Exposure

Learn the common symptoms of COVID-19.

How does COVID-19 differ from the flu?

SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) is a brand new virus that we’ve never seen before and no one has any immunity to it yet. From the current data, COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu.

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A PREPARATION GUIDE for COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 and Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults may have a greater chance for serious illness from COVID-19. This guide can help you to plan and prepare for protecting yourself and your family and resources for managing your needs while sheltering in place.

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