Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China.

The spread of this new coronavirus is being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and health organizations like Johns Hopkins across the globe. On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath

In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.