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Understanding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

29 January 2020 - 8:39am by Janene Batten

The respiratory illness COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus currentlty affecting thousands of individuals. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China but has since spread to a number of international locations, including the United States. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Protection) describes coronaviruses as "a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS and SARS." For updated information about COVID-19, visit: Centers for Disease Control and Protection World Health Organization UpToDate DynaMed NIH Disaster Information JAMA Network
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