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Virus guide: This information can protect you and others as cases continue to rise
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Virus guide: This information can protect you and others as cases continue to rise

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

This series of guides can help you avoid infection, recognize symptoms and care for others. At the end, take a quiz to see if you can separate virus facts from fiction.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting the virus, with Republican governors adopting mask mandates — skeptically, in at least one case — and schools scrapping plans to reopen classrooms.

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