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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread globally, leading to a pandemic.

The symptoms of coronavirus can range from mild to severe, and may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Some people may be asymptomatic, meaning they show no symptoms, but can still transmit the virus to others.

Coronavirus is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching a surface contaminated with the virus and then touching one's mouth, nose, or eyes.

Treatment for COVID-19 depends on the severity of symptoms and may include supportive care such as oxygen therapy or mechanical ventilation, antiviral medications, and other treatments aimed at managing complications.

Preventing the spread of coronavirus includes measures such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing hands frequently, and avoiding large gatherings. Vaccines are also available and have been shown to be highly effective in preventing severe illness and hospitalization.

COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and are being distributed globally to help prevent the spread of the virus. It is important to continue following public health guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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