Originally posted on https://jimmyjoy.com/blogs/jimmy-joy/coronavirus-outbreak-guide.
By now you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the Coronavirus. This first virus contagion appeared in the Wuhan area in China, and has currently spread to 52 other countries. According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) data there are 88.948 people infected and 48.1685 people have recovered. At the time of writing, 2.915 people passed away [World Health Organisation,1st of March 2020 .
Since health is an important subject to us (and you guys too!) we decided to devote an article to the matter. We will focus on what symptoms belong to the coronavirus, what its current state is and how you can prevent the virus from spreading. We will also address how the virus is currently affecting us as a company.
What are Coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness; ranging from the common cold to more dangerous conditions like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Some coronaviruses can only affect animals, but others can also affect humans. There are several different types of human coronaviruses, including coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in short. The name comes from the crown-like spikes that protrude from the surface of…