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Home > Health Library > COVID-19: Advice for People at High Risk
COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people who have it. But certain things may increase your risk for more serious illness. These include:
This is not a complete list. If you have a chronic health problem, ask your doctor if you should take extra precautions during the outbreak.
If you are pregnant, it's safest to consider yourself at higher risk. It's not known yet whether COVID-19 is dangerous for you or your baby. But pregnancy increases the risk for serious illness from viruses similar to COVID-19.
Current as of:
June 18, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family MedicineLesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: June 18, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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