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Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.
Coronavirus, What’s Next?
March 12 – March 25, 2020


WHO’s chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “a pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on December 31, 2019.” That pneumonia is now called Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

As the news of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, some may recall the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) from 2012, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, and the spread of other diseases that caused folks to learn more about them and having the duty to ferret out misinformation.

If you have the need for information straight from the two major world health organizations, here are their links: 

Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization

As you may know, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of breath

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