Coronavirus Information from the CDC

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

This coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus that causes COVID-19 is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate in humans and cause minor illnesses, such as the common cold.

How does COVID-19 spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were related to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person to person. It is important to note that some viruses are highly contagious, while others are less. Currently, it is unclear how easy or sustainable this virus is spreading among people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.

¿Qué es el coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Este coronavirus es un nuevo coronavirus que no ha sido identificado previamente. El virus que causa COVID-19 no es lo mismo que los coronavirus que circulan comúnmente entre los humanos y causan enfermedades leves, como el resfriado común. Los pacientes con COVID-19 serán evaluados y atendidos de manera diferente a los pacientes con diagnóstico común de coronavirus.

¿Cómo se propaga COVID-19?

Este virus se detectó por primera vez en la ciudad de Wuhan, provincia de Hubei, China. Las primeras infecciones estaban relacionadas con un mercado de animales vivos, pero el virus ahora se está propagando de persona a persona. Es importante tener en cuenta que algunos virus son altamente contagiosos, mientras que otros lo son menos. Actualmente, no está claro qué tan fácil o sostenible se está propagando este virus entre las personas. Aprenda lo que se conoce acerca de la propagación de los coronavirus recién emergidas.


Prevention

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Prevención


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