Q&A About Coronavirus

Sara Esleawa

Do you actually know what corona-virus(also known as COVID-19) is?

Any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals.

How did it spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum.

Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person to person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

Can people die from it?

Yes people could die from it. It is a very bad disease. It is reported that 13 people have passed away because of the disease. There are also many cases that have been rising too.