COVID-19 (Corona virus disease-19) is caused by a new corona virus, SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus-2).
The virus is human-to-human transmissible, but it is not yet clear exactly how the infection takes place. Probably contamination occurs through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and through direct contact (hands), as with other corona viruses.
Symptoms may occur two days to two weeks after the infection. The symptoms vary from mild flu-like symptoms to severe pneumonia with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Serious symptoms are more common in the elderly and in persons with a chronic disorder. Elderly people and people with chronic conditions have a higher risk of serious symptoms and death.
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