Information for Educators on Novel Coronavirus

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.

National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID)
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This four-page slide set provides an overview of what the COVID-19 virus is and how to prevent transmission. In late 2019 a new respiratory illness appeared in Wuhan, China caused by SARS-CoV-2, a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SARS, both of which originated in bats. The respiratory illness, coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) expanded rapidly and now represents an evolving public health emergency with new information published daily.

Resource Contact:
Moreno, Nancy P. – PhD