Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for Health Care Workers

Chris Rattray Health Care

What is a coronavirus and COVID-19? Coronavirus is the name given to a group of viruses that can cause either illness, like the common cold, or can cause more serious diseases, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease outbreak is named COVID-19. Coronaviruses can make humans and animals sick. How is it spread? The coronavirus can potentially be spread from person-to-person through the following methods:  Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious  Close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes  Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth ...