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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Summary of Recent Changes
    Revisions were made on July 17, 2020 to reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe COVID-19 among individuals with cancer.
    The listed underlying medical conditions in children were also revised to indicate that these conditions might increase risk to better reflect the quality of available data currently.
    We are learning more about COVID-19 every day, and new information becomes available.
    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

    Cystic fibrosis

    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


    Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)


    Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus

    Children who have medical complexity, who have neurologic, genetic, metabolic conditions, or who have congenital heart disease might be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to other children.

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