Table of Contents
- 0.1 What is Coronavirus?
- 0.2 Ask WHO Coronavirus
- 0.3 Be Ready for Coronavirus
- 0.4 Protect yourself and others from getting sick
- 0.5 COVID-19: Pregnancy & breastfeeding
- 1 How to cope with stress during 2019-nCoV outbreak
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a dangerous disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people affected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to mild respiratory illness and recover without needing special treatment. Older people and those with underlying healing problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, and cancer are more likely to develop severe illness.
The best way to stop and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it makes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from germs by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not affecting your face.
The COVID-19 virus grows primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no special vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, many ongoing clinical trials are evaluating potential therapies. WHO will continue to provide updated knowledge as soon as clinical findings become available.
WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
COVID-19: Pregnancy & breastfeeding
How to cope with stress during 2019-nCoV outbreak
Stay healthy while travelling