The latest health warnings issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say coronaviruses can be spread by coughing or sneezing, as well as through touching surfaces such as towels and clothes.
The CDC said people who have been exposed to a recently acquired or imported virus should not be exposed to household or non-work surfaces such a towels or clothing, including mattresses, bedding or mattresses that are not washable.
The virus is spread through close contact with an infected person.
The CDC says it can also spread through direct contact with blood, saliva, sweat, vomit, mucus or urine.
The most recent update on the CDC’s outbreak was issued on Oct. 16, and the agency says coronaviremia can be contracted through contaminated food or water.
There are no specific guidelines for how to avoid being infected.
The most common symptoms of coronaviral infection include fever, cough, chills, cough-like symptoms, runny nose, diarrhea and muscle pain.
People who have a weakened immune system are especially at risk.