How to protect yourself from coronavirus, the flu

ABC News’ Dr. Jen Ashton shares the best ways to protect yourself and discusses who is being hit hardest by the virus.
1:07 | 02/27/20

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We know a lot of you at home have questions, as well. A stressful time over concerns over this coronavirus. So, let's get right back to Dr. Jen Ashton, she's back with us again tonight. And first of all, Jen, just for folks at home in our effort to reassure everyone, what do we know about who this is hitting hardest and what symptoms to look for? Reporter: Remember, David, there's still a lot that we don't know, but early data suggests it tends to effect people average age in their early 50s, chronic medical conditions. The good news, children have been spared thus far. And the symptoms? Reporter: Fever, shortness of breath and cough are the common ones. In the meantime, folks want to take steps to protect themselves? Reporter: Basic steps. Wash your hands. That is vital. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Clean surfaces in those hot spots. Avoid contact with people who are known to be sick. And if you are sick, stay home and as we heard today from Dr. Anthony faucci, this virus is highly contagious. Dr. Jen Ashton, we're going to stick with you, I'm sure for days to come. Thank you, Jen.

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