Trillium Health Resources continues to monitor the spread of the new Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) with guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Over the past years, we have provided information to our members and network providers, as well as the general public. We strongly encourage our members and providers to continue to review the links for accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19.
What is the Coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that range from the common cold to much more serious diseases. These diseases can infect both humans and animals. The current disease, COVID-19, is related to two other coronaviruses that have caused major outbreaks in recent years: Middle East respiratory syndrome, also known as MERS, and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
Symptoms of a coronavirus infection range from respiratory problems, difficulties breathing, fever and cough, to the much more severe cases of pneumonia, kidney failure, acute respiratory syndrome (when fluid builds up in the lungs) and death. The elder people, young and those with an already weakened immune system are typically at a higher risk of developing severe lower-respiratory tract diseases, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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