FAQs About the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Bonum Health is continuously working to stay on top of the Coronavirus news and updates to keep our providers informed.

If you think you or someone you care for is having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.

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Our physicians, practicing at Bonum Health, are specifically trained to assess and currently provide specialized viral treatment of patients presenting with the myriad of symptoms ranging from flu, corona virus, and common infectious ailments. Since there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure.

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Symptoms To Look Out For

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

Fever

Cough

Shortness of Breath

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What’s the difference between COVID-19, cold, and flu?

Covid-19 Symptoms – Severe

  • Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
  • Repeated Dry Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Loss of Smell and/ or Taste – newly released symptom to look out for

Influenza (Flu) Symptoms

The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly.

People who have the flu often feel some or a combination of these symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Symptoms typically last one week. If you experience these symptoms for a longer time period, please consult a medical professional, immediately.

Common cold

While both colds and the flu have an overlap of symptoms, it’s important to know the difference. While the flu happens suddenly, a cold happens gradually and is felt mainly in the head and the nose. While you may feel crummy,  you can still generally continue to go about your day.

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?

The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available. – from WHO

Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?

While there has been one instance of a dog being infected in Hong Kong, to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly.

WHO continues to monitor the latest research on this and other COVID-19 topics and will update as new findings are available.

How long does the virus survive on surfaces?

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. via WHO

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