Virus

A virus is a microscopic organism that causes infection and disease. Viral illnesses can range from mild to severe. Some examples are the common cold, West Nile virus, polio, and smallpox.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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