Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus news articles are TLDR (too long, didn’t read)? Here’s the deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE: As of January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global health emergency. The United States is STILL NOT AT RISK.

Transcript: There’s been talk of the coronavirus going around lately. Here’s the deal. A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Symptoms may include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and feeling unwell. This virus is more common in older adults, infants, and people with cardiopulmonary disease and weak immune systems. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous. But in early January 2020, the World Health Organization identified a new type: 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China. A traveler brought the first case to the U.S. As of a few days ago, the CDC is investigating and monitoring several cases in the United States. They explained there is low risk of it spreading and hope it will not become pandemic. Coronavirus spread the same way other viruses do, like colds, through infected people coughing and sneezing, or by touching an infected person’s hands or face, etc. There is no vaccine for coronavirus currently, and to prevent getting sick, do the usual stuff you’re supposed to do everyday: wash your hands often, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and eat well. If you recently traveled or made contact with animals (like camels or bats) and feel sick or are worried you may have coronavirus symptoms, talk with your doctor.

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