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Corona Virus

In early 2020, a new virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission. From its origins in a food market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, to countries as far-flung as the United States and the Philippines, the virus (officially named SARS-CoV-2) has been responsible for millions of infections globally, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. The United States is the most affected country. The disease caused by an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019. In spite of the global panic in the news about this virus, you’re unlikely to contract SARS-CoV-2 unless you’ve been in contact with someone who has a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Let’s bust some myths. Read on to learn how this coronavirus is spread, how it’s similar and different from other coronaviruses, and how to prevent spreading it to others if you suspect you’ve contracted this virus.

Symptoms

The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways.  COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment.  People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.

Fever

Tiredness

Dry Cough

Prevention

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following

Wash your Hands

Maintain Social Distancing

Avoid touching your Face

Cover your Face

Stay Home

Avoid Crowd & Public Gathering

Work from Home

Refrain from Smoking

Cough & Sneeze into your Elbow

World map of Cases and Deaths

Table of reported cases by Country