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The health and safety of our patients and visitors is our top priority. In order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are currently limiting visitation at Great Plains Health. For more information on our visitation policy and COVID-19, please visit this page.

Symptoms and treatment

If you have the symptoms of COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. We ask that you do not go directly to the clinic as a precautionary measure to protect other patients and healthcare workers.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms can range from quite mild to severe illness. Symptoms have shown up as soon as two days to as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. In more severe cases, pneumonia develops, which may make it difficult to breathe. In some cases, individuals may have the disease and be unaware. This can add risk for others who they interact with who may have chronic health conditions, etc.

Are some people more susceptible to getting COVID-19 than others?

As this is a new virus, we do not have enough information yet to determine this. However, based on preliminary reports, it appears older people with chronic medical problems are more susceptible to severe disease.

What is the treatment for the virus?

A vaccine isn’t available yet and may not be available for quite some time. Most people have recovered through treatment of the symptoms.

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