Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) : Symptoms & Signs

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that researchers first identified in Wuhan province, China, in late 2019. It resulted in a number of cases in China, and then the virus spread to other countries, including the U.S.

The Wuhan coronavirus causes symptoms that vary in severity. These can include flu-like symptoms such as

In some people, the symptoms progressed to organ failure and death.

Cause of 2019-nCoV

The cause of the illness is a coronavirus. Other viruses of this type have been responsible for outbreaks of pneumonia and related illnesses such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Other wuhan coronavirus (2019-ncov) symptoms and signs


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Medically Reviewed on 1/29/2020
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)." Jan. 26, 2020. <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html>.