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.
Strains of Coronavirus
Find out if there is more than one coronavirus strain (including the “S” and “L” types) and what that means for people’s health.
Signs of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Here are the signs you should watch for and how to tell if you have COVID-19 or another condition, like a cold or the flu.
Vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Dozens of possible vaccines for the new coronavirus are being worked on, but even when researchers find one that works, it could be a year or more before it’s ready for the public.
Pregnancy During Coronavirus
If you’re pregnant, you may have questions and concerns about how coronavirus might affect you and your unborn baby. Here are the answers we know so far.
Will Your Microwave Protect Your Food From Coronavirus?
We are looking at the different coronavirus-food rumors and letting you know the truth behind them. Should you microwave your food and exactly how long can the virus stay on surfaces? We look at these questions and more, helping you protect yourself from disease and untrue rumors.
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.
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 How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask
How to make a no-sew face mask.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus that was first found in humans in 2019.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Most Common Symptoms (Video)
What are the most common coronavirus signs to look out for and how long do these symptoms typically last?
Slideshows & Images
FAQ on Food and COVID-19: Answers From a Nutritionist
Get answers to some of the biggest questions nutritionists are getting about food and COVID-19.
Coronavirus in Context: Updates on COVID-19 Clinical Trials
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, talks with CEO of Covance Inc., the drug development business of LabCorp, Paul Kirchgraber, MD, MBA.
Coronavirus in Context: Preparing for the New Normal With the Virus
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, talks with former Director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.
Coronavirus in Context: How Antibodies Work and What the Tests Measure
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, talks with the Chief Medical Officer of Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Alan Wright, MD, MPH.