The Coronavirus Affects Thousands

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The Coronavirus is a common virus that causes an infection in a person’s nose, sinuses, or upper throat. It was first identified in the 1960’s, but there was no trace of where it came from.

Coronavirus can spread the same way as any other cold-viruses do through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or face, or by touching doorknobs that infected people have touched.

Common symptoms of the Coronavirus are similar to any other upper respiratory infections including, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and sometimes a fever.

To prevent the virus from infecting you, wash your hands and fingers, away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid all contact with people who are infected.

Treating the Coronavirus is similar to treating a cold. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and take over-the-counter medicine for a sore throat and fever.

In the United States, there have been a total of 11 cases so far, including six in California, one in Washington state, one in Arizona, two in Illinois and one in Massachusetts. More than 80 other Americans have been treated for the virus. Worldwide cases for the Coronavirus is 17,481.