How serious is the disease?

This new coronavirus does not appear to be highly contagious nor severe, but it is unknown but it is like more virulent strains in this family - including SARS and MERS - coronavirus can progress to pneumonia. Typical symptoms include fever, cough, and respiratory difficulty. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections.

Your health and safety are always a top concern in Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence. As in all cases of emerging infectious diseases, we monitor closely and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health and the Prince George's County Health Department. For more detailed information go to the CDC How COVID-19 Spreads page.

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1. What is coronavirus?
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