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The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak – COVID-19:
The new coronavirus – COVID-19 – is spreading around the world like wildfire. Starting with the city of Wuhan in China, it is quickly making its way across the globe, with 121,237 cases reported at the time of writing this article. Unfortunately, this also includes Sophie Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau’s wife.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause a large number of illnesses stretching from the common cold to more severe diseases. They are zoonotic – spread between animals and people. Common infections include respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In severe cases, the infection may cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
While there are currently no vaccines, medication or treatment for COVID-19, there are standard precautions to prevent the infection from spreading. These are officially set by the World Health Organisation, health officials and government bodies across the globe. The guidelines include basic hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing, covering mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing, and adequately cooking food such as meat and eggs. It is also advisable to avoid or limit close contact with