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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person.
Direct skin-to-skin contact increases likelihood of infection.
Coronavirus can spread if an infected person coughs or sneezes
Unsanitized or infected surfaces can increase the likelihood of infection