Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in China and some limited person-to-person transmission has been reported in countries outside China, including the United States. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features of COVID-19. Investigations are ongoing.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW from the Center for Desease Control
ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 from the Washington Post
WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW from the New York Times
CORONAVIRUS: LIVE WELL, WORK WELL from Comprehensive Benefit Administrators, an Alera Group Company
TRACK THE CORONAVIRUS from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
WHY OUTBREAKS LIKE CORONAVIRUS SPREAD EXPONENTIALLY, AND HOW TO “FLATTEN THE CURVE” from the Washington Post