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What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. This strain of the virus, COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus that was not identified in humans before December 2019. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It takes 2 to 14 days after a person gets the virus in their body to become ill. COVID-19 is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how flu and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. With most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
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