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FAQs: The Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

We have received a list of Frequent Asked Questions from our Corporate Member, Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok which we would like to share with all who are concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, which cause diseases ranging from a simple cold (some seasonal viruses are coronaviruses) to more severe diseases such as MERS or SARS. The virus identified in China is a new coronavirus. It has been referred to as 2019-nCoV.

What are the symptoms of respiratory infection caused by 2019-nCoV?

As things stand, the main symptoms are fever and respiratory signs such as coughing or shortness of breath. In more severe cases, the disease can lead to death.

Are there people at risk who may develop a severe form of the disease?

As with many infectious diseases, people with underlying chronic conditions (respiratory distress, frail people, elderly people, etc.) are at higher risk.

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