Recently, a new coronavirus - 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus - that was first detected in China is now spreading worldwide. This virus causes a disease called COVID-19 and can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries
The disease is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus is a type of coronavirus a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Alert - Level 2, Sustained Community TransmissionSpecial Precautions for High-Risk Travelers. Key Points. Japan is experiencing sustained community transmission of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by the novel coronavirus. The virus can spread from person to person.
Abstract. Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoV) have been discovered in their natural reservoir host, bats 1-4.Previous studies indicated that some of those bat SARSr-CoVs have the potential to infect humans 5-7.Here we report the identification and characterization of a novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019) which
What is the 2019 novel coronavirus? The 2019 novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. The virus has been named SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19.
2019 Novel Coronavirus FAQ for Schools Issued: 2/18/2020. Q: What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus? A: 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei from the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, or the island of Taiwan. Individuals
A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is any recently discovered coronavirus of medical significance not yet permanently named. Although coronaviruses are endemic in humans and infections are normally mild (such as the common cold, which is caused by human coronaviruses in about 15% of cases), cross-species transmission has produced some unusually virulent strains which can cause viral pneumonia and in
Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access. Following an outbreak of pneumonia without a clear cause in the city of Wuhan in China, a novel strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in December 2019. Coronaviruses were identified in the mid-1960s and are known to infect humans and a variety of animals (including birds and mammals).
Under President Xi Jinping's leadership, China has taken unprecedented measures to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus epidemic, pooling national medical personnel and supplies to the hardest hit regions, building new hospitals, extending the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, postponing the opening dates for schools and businesses, and imposing travel restrictions.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) is monitoring 13 positive cases of the novel coronavirus: COVID-19 in Toronto. To date, there have been three other confirmed cases reported in Toronto. All three of these people have since recovered from their illness. TPH continues to work with our provincial and