What is Coronavirus? – Everything you need to know about Coronavirus Disease

What is Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of virus that causes everything from the common cold to more severe diseases. They generally circulate in animals but they can jump to humans and they’ve caused diseases like MERS and SARS in the past.

Who is at risk for Coronavirus?

Right now the people at the highest risk for coronavirus are those who live in Hubei Province, China. Americans may be concerned but all the cases in the United States are in people who have traveled to China or their close contacts.

How does Coronavirus spread?

The data right now says that coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets. That means coughing and sneezing.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

The symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Those symptoms are the same that you’d have with a viral respiratory infection, for example like the flu.

What can people do to protect themselves against coronavirus?

The most important thing for people in the united states is that their immediate risk for novel coronavirus is low. We would suggest that they stay informed but also that they take everyday usual precautions. They should cover their coughs, wash their hands, and stay home when they’re sick.

 

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