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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. (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus)
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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".
SNOPES Corona Virus
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World Health Organization COVID-19 Mythbusters
Not everything you hear about coronavirus (COVID-19) is true, seek advice and information from trusted sources as myths and rumors can be damaging to public health. Here are the answers to some of the common 'myths' or questions about coronavirus (COVID-19).
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