What is Corona Virus
In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified a new type of Corona Virus, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which can be fatal. The organization named the disease it causes COVID-19.
Symptoms can show up anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Early on, they’re a lot like the common cold. You might notice:
- Shortness of breath
Infections range from mild to serious, with death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.The virus can turn deadly if it leads to pneumonia, respiratory failure, or septic shock. Those most at risk of death are the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Health Authorities in each country are monitoring the situation with regular updates on what to do and who to contact. Here’s the latest from the CDC:
For more info on the status of COVID-19 and what you can do to help stop the spread:
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