Coronaviruses explained


What we commonly refer to as the coronavirus is part of a larger family of “coronaviruses” known to cause respiratory issues in humans.  Some popular coronaviruses include Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is a result of COVID-19, a disease caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Symptoms of COVID-19 vary with each individual. Common symptoms include dry cough, fever, and fatigue. Other reported symptoms are sore throat, headache, congestion, body aches, and diarrhea. What makes COVID-19 so dangerous, is that some people who become infected can spread the disease without knowing they have it, because their symptoms are mild or non-existent. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 80% recover from COVID-19, while one out of six people become seriously ill. Older adults (65+) and those with medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart problems are more likely to become seriously ill.

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