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5 Things People With Chronic Illness Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

Sure, the headlines might be freaking you out. But, thankfully, the risk of exposure to this new virus is still super low.

Young woman being screened for Coronavirus.
Security staff checks on the temperature of students entering a university, as public fear over China's Wuhan Coronavirus grows, on February 3, 2020 in Manila, Philippines.Getty Images
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto

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    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.