Basic Information

What is a novel coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from the common cold to a more severe disease such as Middle East Respirato...
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Links to WHO Resources
1) COVID-19 events as they happen:  2) Latest updates about COVI...
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Higher Risk of Serious Symptoms from COVID 19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mec...
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Important links and contact numbers
Important links to websites and information  For the latest information on the number of active cases, deaths and number of patients cured please check ...
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Links to CDC Resources
1) CDC's frequently asked questions:  2) More information about COVID-19:
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Why is the virus called COVID-19?
In February 2020, the World Health Organization coined the official name for the disease-causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The new virus and dise...
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Can I get COVID-19 from contact with an infected person?
Yes, if you are exposed to a person who is actively suffering from an illness with COVID-19, you can contract the illness as the virus is mostly spread from...
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What is the source of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a type of animal coronavirus that can infect people and spread between people, similar to MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. All three of these coronaviruse...
Sat, 14 Mar, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Can I get COVID-19 from touching a contaminated surface?
Although the virus is mainly spread from person-to-person, it is possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching y...
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Can I get COVID-19 from food or packaging?
COVID-19 is mostly spread from person-to-person. There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 through food products. The likelihood of an infected person cont...
Sun, 15 Mar, 2020 at 12:07 AM