There are 162 confirmed cases in McDonald County. This situation is evolving and subject to change. We will keep you informed as changes arise.
Most people will have mild effects from the virus, but it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in others.
Most people will experience symptoms of a mild cold or flu and should recover fine. If symptoms progress and you have difficulty breathing, call your doctor or ER right away and ask for instructions on how to proceed safely to a healthcare facility. It is important to notify the facility before arriving, so they can prepare to receive you in a safe manner.
While, there are no specific treatments for this illness, but most people recover on their own. Here are a few remedies to relieve symptoms: