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Science & Tech Spotlight: Coronaviruses   [open pdf - 672KB]

From the Document: "While the outbreak of COVID-19 [Coronavirus Disease 2019] in China has brought the term coronavirus into daily usage, coronaviruses can vary in severity. They can cause respiratory issues, such as pneumonia, and are believed to be one cause of the common cold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people will be infected by a coronavirus at some point in their lifetimes. As of March 2020, seven coronaviruses have been identified that can cause illness in humans. Most infections result in mild to moderate symptoms, such as runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and a run-down feeling."

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GAO-20-472SP
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2020-03
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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