Coronavirus: Everything You Need To Know

1. What is the corona virus? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness. They were originally transmitted between animals and people. 2. What are the symptoms? Signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. 3. Where have cases been reported? Most cases have been reported in China. The virus has also spread to countries including Australia, Cambodia, France, Japan, United States, and others. 4. Where did the virus originate? The WHO says an animal source appears most likely to be the primary source of the outbreak. Snakes may be the source of the newly discovered virus, according to Chinese scientists. 5. How to stay safe? Currently there is no vaccine to protect people against corona-virus, but there are some measures you can take. – Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds – Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands – Avoid close contact with people who are sick If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with others.