What is novel coronavirus (nCov) illness and what are its symptoms?

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  1. As WHO said, Coronaviruses belong to large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from cold to severe diseases such as SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).

    Following are some of the symptoms one should be watching

    Fever
    Cough
    Shortness of breath
    Mild to acute respiratory infection
    Another clinical sign is, chest radiographs showing bilateral lung infiltrates
    Symptoms may appear with in two days to 14 days after exposure. This is like incubation period of MERS viruses.

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