Coronavirus: CDC Fact Sheet

What is CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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 humans.

Common Signs & Symptoms:

  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Breathing Difficulties

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