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People of any age with underlying medical conditions

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    July 17, 2020

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    Updated July 17, 2020 Summary of Recent Changes: Revisions were made on June 25, 2020 to reflect available data as of May 29, 2020. We are learning more about COVID-19 every day, and as new information becomes available, CDC will update the information below. People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19: People of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19: • Chronic kidney disease • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher) • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies • Sickle cell disease • Type 2 diabetes mellitus COVID-19 is a new disease. Currently there are limited data and information about the impact of underlying medical conditions and whether they increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, people with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19: • Asthma (moderate-to-severe) • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain) • Cystic fibrosis • Hypertension or high blood pressure • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia • Liver disease • Pregnancy • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues) • Smoking • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder) • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
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