As coronavirus cases increase in the United States, fears are growing on preparing for a potential outbreak in North Texas.
However, doctors working overtime to stop the spread of misinformation.
Dr. Harvey Castro of Trusted ER visited the NBC 5 studios to talk with us about the questions and concerns he's getting from patients regarding the coronavirus.
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For example, doctors say a coronavirus diagnosis does not mean a death sentence. There are vulnerable populations that need to take extra precautions -- such as the elderly and those with pre-existing chronic health conditions.
Also, health experts say buying masks does not necessarily protect you from the virus but it will prevent a sick person from spreading it.
"I can't say that hard enough, the surgeon general came out and said please, if someone is having symptoms and is sick and truly concerned about this, we're giving them the mask. unfortunately, it's not preventing disease," said Dr. Castro.
If you want to keep the conversation going, Texas congressman Colin Allred is hosting a town hall and a briefing on the coronavirus in Dallas on Friday.
The event is from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Dallas County Health and Human Services Building.
The address is 2377 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, room 627.
Space is limited, so you are asked to RSVP online by clicking here.
Yyou can also submit your own questions online and watch it through a live stream as well on Congressman Allred's Facebook page.