Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that originated in China's Wuhan city. According to the WHO, coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Symptoms include: Sneezing A runny nose Fatigue A cough In rare cases, fever A sore throat Exacerbated asthma There is no cure, so treatments include taking care of yourself and over-the-counter (OTC) medication: Rest and avoid overexertion. Drink enough water. Avoid smoking and smoky areas. Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce pain and fever. Use a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer. The virus responsible can be diagnosed by taking a sample of respiratory fluids, such as mucus from the nose, or blood.
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus .