Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland.
In late 2019, a new respiratory illness appeared in Wuhan, China, caused by SARS-CoV-2, a beta coronavirus like MERS and SARS, both of which originated in bats. The respiratory illness coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) spread rapidly and now represents an evolving public health emergency, with new information published daily. Use these slides to help students learn about this public health crisis.