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What is a coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren't dangerous.
In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus. The outbreak quickly spread around the world.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can trigger what doctors call a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs).
It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do, mainly through person-to-person contact. Infections range from mild to deadly.
SARS-CoV-2 is one of seven types of coronavirus, including the ones that cause severe diseases like Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The other coronaviruses cause most of the colds that affect us during the year but aren’t a serious threat for otherwise healthy people.
How does the coronavirus spread?
How did the coronavirus start?
What is the incubation period for COVID-19?
What are symptoms of coronavirus?
Coronavirus infections are contagious, and some of these viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, spread easily between people. Researchers believe that the viruses transmit via fluids from the respiratory system.
Transmission may happen when a person:
- coughs or sneezes without covering their mouth, dispersing droplets containing the virus into the air
- has physical contact with someone who has the infection
- touches a surface that contains the virus, then touches their nose, eyes, or mouth
Ways of preventing transmission include:
- wearing a face covering in public
- avoiding touching the face, especially the mouth and nose
- always coughing or sneezing into a tissue, then disposing of it and washing the hands right away
- regularly and washing the hands
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people should also do the following, even if they are well: Stay home whenever possible.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Wear a face covering in public.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others in public.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate at home and rest until the symptoms have passed. Contact a doctor for more information, and let them know if the symptoms seem to be worsening.
Vaccines can help prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2.