What is Corona Virus? Novel Corona Virus, Ministry of Health Kuwait, iiQ8

What is Novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The 2019 Novel coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV) was first identified in a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. How is novel coronavirus transmitted? The modes of transmission of the 2019-nCoV are currently unknown, however could be similar to other coronaviruses which are transmitted in general through: • Direct transmission through airborne droplets generated from a sick patient  during coughing and sneezing • Indirect transmission through contact with  contaminated surfaces and subsequent contact with an individual’s mouth, nose or eyes. What are the signs and symptoms? It d…
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What is Corona Virus? Novel Corona Virus, Ministry of Health Kuwait, KCH

What is Novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The 2019 Novel coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV) was first identified in a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. How is novel coronavirus transmitted? The modes of transmission of the 2019-nCoV are currently unknown, however could be similar to other coronaviruses which are transmitted in general through: • Direct transmission through airborne droplets generated from a sick patient  during coughing and sneezing • Indirect transmission through contact with  contaminated surfaces and subsequent contact with an individual’s mouth, nose or eyes. What are the signs and symptoms? It depends on the v…
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