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COVID can also affect the gut lining, which may allow pathogenic bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause secondary infections.
In one small study, most workers who tested positive for the coronavirus had no symptoms and worked face-to-face with customers.
An estimated 34 to 44 million adults at increased risk for the virus have a connection to schools.
The risk of catching the virus on a plane is relatively low if airlines are following the procedures laid out by public health experts.
“The whole idea that it’s a risky place to be…around the world, we just aren’t seeing those numbers anywhere."
Only 46% can trace the source of their infection—usually a family member or a coworker.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
Crowded households and lack of insurance contribute to a greater risk of coronavirus cases and deaths in predominantly Black counties.
Experts are calling on the CDC to release data on how COVID-19 impacts patients by race.
A study of 16 patients suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 can live inside the body for up to eight days after symptoms end.
Alabama state pandemic guidance advises denying ventilators for use by people with metastatic cancer, AIDS and end-stage liver disease.
Experts say treatment decisions should depend on the individual and factors such as cancer stage.
U.S. state health departments are providing information about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
As more cases arise, the CDC reminds the general public that immediate risk is still low.
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