Coronavirus • Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. • Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. • In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. -Dr Fred Mavisi, Chief Knowledge Officer, Afya Plan. Ref, WHO.Int.
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