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WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge about this new virus, monitor the spread and virulence of the virus, and advise countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.
Data Source : The New York Times is releasing a series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases in the United States
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can be pathogenic in humans and animals. Several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections in humans, ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The latest coronavirus that has been discovered is responsible for Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19).
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the last coronavirus that was discovered. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue and a dry cough. Some patients experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and appear progressively. Some people, although infected, have no symptoms and feel fine. Most people (about 80%) recover without needing any special treatment. About one in six people who get the disease have more severe symptoms, including shortness of breath. The elderly and those with other health problems (such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes) are more likely to have severe symptoms. Anyone who has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing should see a doctor.
How is IDVOC-19 spread?
VIDOC-19 is spread by people who carry the virus. The disease can be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets expelled through the nose or mouth when a person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can be found on objects or surfaces around the person. You can get VIDOC-19 if you touch these objects or surfaces and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth. VIDOC-19 can also be contracted by inhaling droplets from a sick person who has just coughed or sneezed. This is why it is important to stay more than one metre away from a sick person.
WHO is reviewing ongoing research on how COVID-19 spreads and will continue to provide updated results.
Is the virus responsible for VIDOC-19 transmissible by air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus responsible for VIDOC-19 is mainly transmissible through contact with respiratory droplets, rather than through the air. See the answer to the previous question, « How is COVID-19 spread? »