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What We Know About Coronavirus Around The World And In San Antonio

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There are at least 15 confirmed cases in the United States of COVID-19, the disease caused by a contagious coronavirus, including one in San Antonio

The respiratory illness identified as a novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, was first detected in December 2019. Since then, at least 60,000 cases of the pneumonia-like illness have been confirmed worldwide.

Concerns about its spread have stifled world travel and trade, and no antiviral medicine exists yet to specifically treat this novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

What is the latest information about this virus around the world and in San Antonio? Will COVID-19 be labeled as a global pandemic? How close are scientists to understanding how it spreads and finding a successful treatment plan?

What are the symptoms of coronavirus and how does the quarantine process work for suspected cases? What facts do you need to know about COVID-19 and which virus-related myths should be busted? 

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"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org  or tweet @TPRSource.

*This interview was recorded on Thursday, February 20.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.