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Research Resources on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Patient & Consumer Information

The Rowan University Medical Libraries created this guide to authoritative information resources to support the health information needs of the investigators at schools of medicine and the Rowan University researchers at-large.

What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is caused by a novel coronavirus that was first identified as part of an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. 

What's a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in people. (

Credit: Fitzgerald Library Facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide



Avoid Fake News and Nonfactual Health Information

In a situation of wide-reaching and fast-moving concern, rumors, misinformation and dis-information (sometimes from seemingly reliable sources) is inevitable. While it's always best to rely on information from authoritative sources such as the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, here are some resource to help you sort out facts from "fake news".

Credit: Drexel University Libraries CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) Guide

Links to High Quality Consumer Health Information

Patient Information Leaflets

Latest News Feed from the CDC

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