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A Naturopathic Update on the Coronavirus: What You & Your Patients Need to Know

Friday, February 28, 2020  
The 2019 Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first identified in the Wuhan province of China late in 2019. Genetic analysis of 2019-nCoV is in process to confirm the origin of this virus, likely from animals. Historically, SARS, another coronavirus, originated with civit cats. MERS, which also impacted humans, arose from camels. There has also been noted person to person spread of these various coronaviruses. For the current germ, symptoms vary greatly from mild upper respiratory illness, fever and cough, to more severe symptoms like difficulty breathing and death. According to the CDC, symptoms can develop 2-14 days after exposure. There is currently no vaccine for 2019-nCoV.
 
Here are basic concepts from the WNF to help avoid exposure and exposing others to any virus including this one. Read more.