Global Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19 (English)

  • 2 Topics | 27m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that commonly occur in humans and animals. Most coronaviruses cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses similar to the common cold and flu, and sometimes lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Most people will experience a type of common human coronavirus in their lifetime. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel coronavirus caused by the human body's reaction to the strain of the virus known as SARS-CoV-2. In these topics, you'll learn what COVID-19 is, who is at the highest risk of contracting it, how it's transmitted, signs and symptoms, and precautions you should take to prevent and treat it.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • identify those at a higher risk than the general population for contracting COVID-19
  • identify precautions to take to protect yourself and others
  • identify best practices to use when washing your hands to protect yourself and others from exposure to infectious germs

IN THIS COURSE

  • Coronaviruses and COVID-19
    17m
  • Handwashing
    8m