Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Click here to see more videos: What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Watch this short video to find out more. Further resources are available online here: and learn about OpenWHO, WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies here: The non-english versions were not created by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these versions.

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