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The best COVID-19 care is available at Texas Children’s.
COVID-19 has changed daily life for people worldwide. Texas Children’s is here to help.
What is COVID-19? What does it mean for children, women, and the immunocompromised?
COVID-19, also commonly known as COVID, is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.
Symptoms of COVID-19
If your child needs a COVID-19 test OR has any of the following symptoms:
- Cold/flu-like symptoms
- Muscle pain
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting