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This is a new disease, and experts are continually learning about how it affects various populations. Those at a higher risk and those who live or visit them need to take extra precautions to protect against COVID-19. According to the CDC, those at a higher risk of severe illness include:
- Older Adults(ages 65+, or who live in a long-term care facility)
- People of all ages with Medical Conditions including:
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Serious heart conditions
- Conditions that can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
- Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
- Chronic kidney disease and who are undergoing dialysis
- Liver disease
- Pregnant or Recently Pregnant People