Coronavirus: COVID-19

Coronavirus: COVID-19

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Coronaviruses aren't new to us. There are different types that can present with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first discovered in a group of pneumonia patients who also had contact with a seafood and live animal market. Sometimes these diseases can spread from animals to humans in what the medical community calls a "spillover." We don't yet know the origin of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or exactly how it's transmitted, but we're quickly gathering information on transmission and symptoms, which we'll provide in this program. We'll also discuss ways to prevent infection.