Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that affect the upper respiratory tract. Of the hundreds of Coronaviruses that exist amongst cats, camels, pigs, and bats. To date, we have identified three major viruses that have entered the human chain – SARS-COV, MERS, COVID-19, first identified as Sars-Cov2.
Keep up-to-date on the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa:
- COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
- Global Covid-19 numbers visualiser
- Should you wear a mask to control the spread of Covid-19? What is the science behind the safety of wearing masks for you and others?
- Viruses and Bacteria. A five-minute read of general information about viruses, and videos that explain more.