A coronavirus such as SARS or MERS is a virus that often causes symptoms similar to a cold. While some are serious, most are not. To prevent catching a coronavirus, take precautions such as washing your hands and staying away from others who are infected. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how coronaviruses spread, treatments that can help, and much more.
Coronavirus: Can I Still Visit the Doctor or Hospital?
What should you do if you have another health problem and need to see a doctor? Or what if you or a loved one has a health emergency in the midst of the outbreak?
Dental Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Dental offices in some areas are reopening for non-urgent visits and surgeries.
Coronavirus Antibody Testing
Antibody tests can't be used to diagnose the new coronavirus. But they can tell you if you've ever had it. This can help health officials understand and fight the virus. Learn more about these fast blood tests.
Coronavirus and Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a serious complication of COVID-19. This lung illness may cause severe breathing problems that put you in the hospital. Learn the warning signs, who’s at risk, and steps you can take to prevent infection.
Can I Go to the National Parks During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
It seems like a good idea to visit a National Park, National Historic Monument, or National Recreation Area. But is it safe to travel right now during the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning a National Parks vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pepper and Soap Trick Teaches Kids to Wash Hands
A pre-K teacher in Miami found a unique way to help her students learn about the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Ok, You Shouldn’t Fly—But What About a Road Trip?
Can you get coronavirus on the road? Is it safe to take a road trip if I'm socially distancing? Can take a road trip and stay safe from the Coronavirus? Here’s everything you need to know about taking a road trip and avoiding COVID-19. Here, we'll tell you if it's safe take a road trip right now.
What Being Separated From the World Does to Your Well-Being and How to Protect Yourself
No matter where or who you are, we are all feeling the repercussions of social distancing. In this time of staying inside due to COVID-19, it's important to remember to stay connected, however possible, to the outside world--and to yourself. Here is some soup for your mental health.
COVID-19 Video on What Not to Do
Should you visit your doctor if you experience coronavirus symptoms? What about wearing masks? Here are a few constructive approaches to get through this pandemic.
Video on Tips to Stock Your Home for COVID-19 Quarantine
You want to limit how much you leave your home, but make sure you aren’t hoarding.
Video: COVID-19 Myths and Facts
Are younger people equally at risk of coronavirus complications? How long does the virus survive on surfaces like delivery packages? Get answers to these questions, and more.
Video on Coronavirus Origin, Symptoms, and More
Discover what a coronavirus is and when it was first found in humans.
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I'm Pregnant - What Happens if I Get COVID-19?
Are you pregnant and worried about contracting Coronavirus? Here’s what we know so far about COVID-19 infections during pregnancy.
Some OB/GYN Issues Can't Wait Until After COVID-19
As we all carefully ration each excursion outside our home, it's challenging to know what types of gynecological concerns warrant an office visit, which can be discussed on telehealth, and what issues can really wait until life gets a little more back to normal.
Should I Have a Home Birth to Avoid COVID-19?
Pregnancy is often a time of high anxiety, but especially so during a pandemic. Get a doctor's opinion about home birth and Covid-19.
I’m a Healthy 31-year-old With No Medical Issues - COVID-19 Hospitalized Me for 8 Days
For the first 31 years of my life, the most significant medical event I’d ever experienced was a tonsil removal when I was a kid. Then I got COVID-19.