The World Health Organization highlights that coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness in both humans and animals. Coronavirus (COVID-19), is the most recently discovered coronavirus, now a global pandemic affecting people.
Several coronaviruses are known to cause infections in humans. The coronaviruses in humans mentioned below have caused significant infections and loss of life in the 21st century:
Other common human coronaviruses:
Humans transmit coronaviruses in the following ways:
Most individuals infected with COVID-19 will suffer from mild to moderate respiratory illness. Most will recover without requiring special treatment. Older persons and those with medical difficulties like diabetes and cancer are more prone to develop severe illness.
The Mayo Clinic lists the following coronavirus symptoms as emergency signs that one should seek immediate medical care:
Without a vaccine in place, pandemics can cause significant illness and loss of life. Here is some advice from the Mayo Clinic and other sources listed below:
Here is the CDC's guidance for disinfecting areas at home, work, and public spaces.
Below are frequent questions most people have specific to the coronavirus. We provide a link to where you can find quality information for each item.
People with a mild case of COVID-19 recover within one to two weeks. Severe cases can last six weeks or more. 1% of the population will die from COVID-19.
No medication is recommended, and a cure isn't available either. Visit the Mayo Clinic's page for additional treatment guidance.
It is spread from person-to-person, primarily from respiratory droplets.
The virus can survive for hours, even days, on most surfaces.
Harvard Medical advised that most people are no longer infectious after ten days. However, many experts are still recommending 14 days of isolation
Check out the CDC's world map.
Many people have questions regarding the actual shape of the coronavirus, as it does have a unique look. The National Center for Biotechnology Information classifies the structure as spherical.
Here is a link to all the most recent news regarding a coronavirus vaccine
CDC Common Coronaviruses
Mayo Clinic COVID-19
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
OSHA COVID-19 Workplaces
John Hopkins Medicine
World Health Organization Coronavirus
World Health Organization Advice
World Health Organization Q&A
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