COVID-19 and Nutrition

Background


Food, Nutrition and Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Background 

 
Disease Etiology
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel coronavirus. It has not been previously identified in humans (1). COVID-19 is defined as a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. 

Screening/Diagnosis
Check with your local Public Health department for local testing services available.

Symptoms
Reported symptoms from individuals with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing (1).






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