There are 416,327 cases globally with 18, 572 deaths

Covid19 virus affects anyone but mostly people between the ages of 30-90 years of age

1 in 6 people become seriously ill

1 in 5 need hospital care

80% recover

Many people can have mild symptoms and be spreading the disease! People should isolate themselves if they don’t feed good or have any symproms.

People over 60 years of age that have underlying conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or heart problems are more likely to develop a more difficult course of the disease and possible death.

Antibiotics don’t work on virus’s and they should not be given as preventative medication

SARS- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome          said to pass from a civet cat

MARS- Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome   said to pass from a dromedray camels

Although the virus’s are similar Covid19 is a new disease and we are still learning about it, how it  spreads and the severity of the illness

There is no evidence that a dog or cat or a pet can transmit or get the Covid19 virus

References for the last 3 blog posts come from: Center of Disease Control, International Lactation Consultant Association, Unicef, US Lactation Consultant Association, World Health Organization, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

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