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Understanding The Coronavirus

Understanding The Coronavirus

Understanding The Coronavirus Isn’t hard; I explain in this quick break down “Coronaviruses” is a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals including Camels, Cattle, Cats; and Bats.  Animal Coronavirus hardly infect people and then spread between people. The Coronavirus Disease is a Betacoronavirus. The Sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an Animal Reservoir.

Where did Coronavirus Come From

Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan China. For example, China had link to a large seafood and live animal market suggesting animal to animal personal spread. Person to person spread was subsequently reported outside Hubei and in Countries outside of China including in the United States.

Some international destinations now have apparent community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19  as do some parts of the United States.

Community spread means some people have been infected and it is not know how or where they became exposed.

Illness Severity

Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild to severe.

Who is at High Risk

Older Adults

People who have serious chronic medical conditions like

Heart Disease


Lung Disease


Understanding The Coronavirus

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure



Shortness of breath



Steps to Prevent Illness

Clean Your Hands!

Wash your hands  with soap and water. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Don’t touch your, nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands.

How COVID-19  Spreads Person-to-person spread

The virus spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another person. Respiratory droplets

in other words,

Avoid close contact with People

Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

How easily the Coronavirus virus spreads

The Coronavirus seems to be spreading easily and sustainably.

Coronavirus Similarities to The Movie “Contagion”

COVID-19: in The U.S. at a Glance

Total cases: 938

Total deaths: 29

In conclusion, Wash your Hands! Above all don’t be in tight areas around a lot of people.


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