On this page, you'll learn more about coronavirus and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19. You'll also find links to more COVID-19 information.
Coronavirus 2019 - Condition Information
What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness. It's caused by a coronavirus called 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Some things to know about coronavirus:
- There are many types of coronaviruses; COVID-19 is the strain discovered in 2019.
- Coronaviruses are a common cause of bronchitis; sometimes, they cause pneumonia.
- Symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness.
- These viruses are also found in some animals.