Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Coronavirus?

A: Coronavirus refers to a group of viruses that can cause a range of infection and diseases in mammals, birds and humans. In humans, Coronavirus infection could be as mild as a common cold to more severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Wuhan Coronavirus (Covid-19), which can be fatal.

Q: What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus or Covid 19?

A: 2019 Novel Coronavirus which is also known as “Covid-19’’ is a new strain of Coronavirus that causes an outbreak of respiratory diseases in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Q: Where did the Covid-19 originate from?

A: Recent findings point to snakes or bats as the suspected original source of the newly identified strain of Coronavirus that has started the devastating outbreak of respiratory illness in China in December 2019.

Q: How did the Covid-19 spread?

A: Coronavirus are common in many animal species and animal Coronavirus can rarely infect the humans. As for the case of Covid-19 which was suspected to have originate from snakes or bats, the virus could have evolved allowing animal to human transmission.

Read more about how Coronavirus can be spread from human to human and how to prevent it.

Q: Is there a cure for Coronavirus infection?
A: As of now, there are no antiviral drugs to treat Coronavirus infection or approved vaccine against Coronavirus.Read more about the treatment for coronavirus infection.
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