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COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019, is an infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is a newly identified pathogen that has not previously been seen in humans and is highly contagious. Though it belongs to the same category of viruses as SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and influenza viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is a different strain with its own characteristics.
Individuals of any age with blood disorders such as sickle cell disease may be at an increased risk of developing serious COVID-19 symptoms. These individuals should follow general guidelines to keep their immune systems strong.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises patients living with a chronic disease to stock up on essential medicines and supplies that can last for a few weeks.
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