What is a Coronavirus?

*Per World Health Organization

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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1. What is a Coronavirus?
2. What is COVID-19
3. What are the symptoms of COVID-19
4. How does COVID-19 spread?
5. Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?
6. Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
7. What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of the disease?
8. How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?
9. Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?
10. How long does the virus survive on surfaces?
11. Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?