According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coronvirus (CoV) is a large family of enveloped viruses which are know to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold, to more severe illinesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respriatory Syndrome.
Coronavirus is zoonotic, meaning they are intially transmitted between animals and people and these types of viruses are named for the crown-like spikes (“coronas”) on their surface when viewed under an electron microscope. There are seven known strains that can infect people but most are not life threatening.
Symptoms have ranged from infected people with little or no symptoms to becoming severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include Fever, Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Symptoms, and Shortness of Breath. Symptoms can appear in as few as two days or as long at 14 days. Currently there is no vaccine.
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