Coronavirus: Facts, prevention and care

The new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is most commonly spread person-to-person by infected people who pass the virus through droplets they produce while coughing and sneezing. PIXABAY
The new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is most commonly spread person-to-person by infected people who pass the virus through droplets they produce while coughing and sneezing. PIXABAY

Coronavirus: Facts, prevention and care

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Here’s what you need to know about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How does it spread?
Like influenza, COVID-19 is spread person-to-person by infected people who pass the virus through droplets they produce while coughing and sneezing. Others are infected by inhaling or otherwise ingesting those droplets. Less frequently, according to experts, the virus may also spread by someone touching a contaminated surface and then touching his or her face.

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