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Coronavirus 101

What Kind of Disease is this?

Coronavirus is similar to the flu, as are the symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some people may also experience fatigue, headaches, and not as common, but diarrhea. Most coronaviruses are not serious, but some are. Those that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can be fatal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 80% of cases thus far seem to be mild.

Where did Coronavirus Come From? And where is it now?

The outbreak began in Wuhan, China, where about 11 million people reside. Many of the early patie