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f r o m t h e W o r l d H e a l t h O r g a n i z a t i o n ( W H O ) , C n e t
A r t i c l e b y J a c k s o n R y a n ,
C e n t e r s f o r D i s e a s e C o n t r o l & P r e v e n t i o n ( C D C )
What is the
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What is it?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that
cause illness ranging from the common cold to more
severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a
new strain that has not been previously identified in
The novel coronavirus is responsible for the current
outbreak of disease and is known as COVID-19. The
current outbreak of disease was first reported from
Wuhan, China on December 31. 2019. A special WHO
committee declared a public health emergency on
January 30, 2020 and later raised the health risk of the
new strain of coronavirus to “very high”.
Under an electron microscope the virus looks like spiked
rings. It can not reproduce without getting inside of living
cells. The virus hijacks the machinery of living cells to
reproduce and infect other cells.
“Quote from the CDC
COVID-19 is a new disease and
we are still learning how it
spreads, the severity of illness it
causes, and to what extent it may
spread in the United States.
How Does it Spread?
• The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-
• Between people who are in direct and close contact
with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an
infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets
can land in the mouths or noses of people who are
nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
• People are thought to be most contagious when they
are most symptomatic (the sickest).
Contaminated Surface Spread
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by
touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and
then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their
eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus
The complete clinical picture with
regard to COVID-19 is not fully known.
Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild
(including some with no reported symptoms) to
severe, including illness resulting in death.
As the disease progresses, patients also come
down with pneumonia, which inflames the lungs
and cause them to fill with fluid.
Note: China has suggested that the virus can
spread before symptoms are present.
Call your Doctor if you....
Develop symptoms, and have been in close
contact with a person known to have COVID-19
Have recently traveled from an area with
widespread or ongoing community spread of
Protecting Yourself & Others
Stay aware of the latest information on the
National and local authorities will have the most up to
date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in
your area. They are best placed to advise on what
people in your area should be doing to protect
Take care of your health and protect others by
doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly
clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or
wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Washing your hands with soap and water or using
alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and
anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone
coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets
from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If
you’re too close, you could breathe in the droplets.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch
many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once
contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your
eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter
your body and make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good
respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth
and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you
cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough
and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and
surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or
Wear a facemask if you have contracted COVID-19 to
prevent spreading it or if you are a health worker, or you
are taking care of someone in close settings, otherwise
it is not recommended.
Risk & Treatment
Persons at increased risk of getting COVID-19
• People who have been in close contact with someone
known to have COVID-19
• People who live of have recently been in an area with
• People with severe chronic medical conditions like heart,
lung, or kidney diseases
• Health Care Workers
• Older Adults (People over 60)
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment
recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should
receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe
cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19
should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control
& Prevention (CDC)
CDC Cases in the USA
(updates at noon M-F)
WHO COVID-19 Situation
Map & Geo area Cases
National Institutes of Health
You should check with national and your local authorities and health
center for updated information and any school closings.