How the COVID-19 virus is transmitted

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “How the COVID-19 virus is transmitted” – below is their description.

The COVID-19 virus spreads mainly between people in close contact with each other. It spreads most easily in crowded settings, closed space with poor ventilation or through prolong contact with an infected person. Learn more on: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

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