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Corona is a Latin word, meaning crown or halo. According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus is a family of viruses that causes illness such as the common cold. throat infections to more severe diseases such as SARS and Middle East Respiratory syndrome.

The origin of the transmission of these viruses started with animals and people as well. MERS traveled from a type of camel, which killed 858 people in the Middle East in 2012. Whereas SARS transmitted from cats.  Recently in January 2020, the WHO identified a new type of coronavirus, namely, Novel Coronavirus that an outbreak in China. Public health officials and scientists are still working hard to identify the sources of Novel Coronavirus. However, human-to-human transmission has been confirmed. Most cases have been reported in China but the virus has spread to Australia, North America, UAE, and Europe.

The symptoms of Coronavirus include shortness of breath, cough, fever, and other breathing difficulties. In severe cases, it can lead to kidney failure and pneumonia. Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus. In order to prevent coronavirus infection, you have to take the same precautions as for a common cold. Avoid close contact with people that infected, keep your hands sanitized, and clean at all times. Wear a mask in public places, drink fluids, etc.

In case you have any symptoms mentioned above, get yourself immediately checked and avoid going to countries and cities that are on red alert.

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