Signs and symptoms of infection with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Some people who get the COVID-19 may experience only mild illness. However, the virus can also cause severe respiratory disease and death.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
COVID-19 cases in the United States include cases among travelers, cases among close contacts of a known case, and community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.