The Corona virus is a type of virus, like a cold or the flu . As a group, Corona viruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of Corona virus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia, causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, Corona virus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel Corona virus (2019-ncov) is a new strain of corona virus first identified in Wuhan city, China.
Please do not be worried. For daily updates please refer to the Government’s website.
DHSC, PHE and NHS England experts are closely monitoring the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. If you have travelled to the affected area, make sure you know what to do if you experience symptoms: https://bit.ly/2NWkMAl
Posted by Public Health England on Friday, 24 January 2020