What exactly is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness
that can spread from person to person. SARS-CoV-2, virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does COVID-19 spread?
"So often we overlook the efforts of those who are charged with keeping so many of us safe as we head out into our respective communities. These folks are legitimate hidden heroes, people that are behind the scenes even though their job is frontline cleaning and hygiene."
"Our healthcare workers who are on the front lines of this right now and even the folks who have been given the mission to keep surfaces and spaces clean. Their roles have become so much more important right now."
Different parts of Europe are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity and are at different stages of their pandemic response. Several countries have demonstrated that COVID-19 transmission from one person to another can be slowed or stopped. These actions have saved lives and have provided the rest of the world with more time to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19. The World Health Organisation is asking every country to take all necessary measures to slow further spread. The aim is to
- Slow and stop transmission, prevent outbreaks, and delay spread.
- Provide optimized care for all patients, especially the seriously ill.
- Minimize the impact of the epidemic on health systems, social services, and economic activity.
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COVID-19 By the Numbers
Europe at a Glance:
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Over 84,000 cases across Europe
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Vehicula Mattis Ullamcorper
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— Mark Wiencek, Ph.D
— Matt Schiering, CMO
— Daniel Crowe, Multimedia Manager
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Also, drying your hands after washing is
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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According to the CDC (cdc.gov/covid19)
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory
illness with symptoms of:
• shortness of breath
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Is there a vaccine?
Is there a treatment?
There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often.
Learn from the WHO about COVID-19