Coronaviruses are a family of viruses there are many different kinds, it is like SARS and MERS. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, which is life-threatening that causes disease in animals. Seven, including the new virus, have made the jump to humans, but most just cause cold-like symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

How can you try to stay well?

  • Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitizer gel
  • Even if you have no symptoms, you should work at home where possible and avoid social venues
  • Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes
  • If you don’t have tissue use your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell