Transmission routes and sources

The onset and duration of viral shedding and the period of infectiousness are not known. People who feel well may also be infectious, and may never develop symptoms. Incubation time iranges from 2-14 days. You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, or by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. Virus may also be shed through other routes including feces for several weeks after recovery.

Travel increases the chance of contracting and spreading disease. Individuals who are sick or recently exposed to disease should not travel. Travelers should wear masks on public transportation and consult with local and destination guidelines for self-quarantine recommendations.

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