We compiled the best articles from this past week to address all your concerns:
As the coronavirus spreads, this article explains your chances of becoming infected.
From identifying symptoms to knowing where cases have been reported and how deadly the virus is, this article helps to make sense of it all.
3. Thousands die from flu every year in SA – how does the common flu virus compare to the new coronavirus?
Although the new coronavirus has killed more than 3 000 people globally, the flu kills between 6 000 and 11 000 South Africans every year, according to the National Department of Health.
Professor and Head of the Division of Medical Virology at the University of Stellenbosch, Wolfgang Preiser, and Professor Keertan Dheda, Head of Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, explain the new coronavirus in more detail.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, while Covid-19 is the disease caused by the "novel coronavirus" which originated in Wuhan, China.
The virus was named "severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2" – or SARS-CoV-2. The article discusses why we're not calling the virus by that name.
Google has done a roundup of the most frequently searched coronavirus questions in South Africa. We answered them in one nifty article.
And can you catch the Covid-19 virus twice? This article answers some of the more tricky questions.
Not everyone has the immunity to fight off the new coronavirus, but there are basic protective measures we can take. Find out how to protect yourself here.
8. A dog tested positive for coronavirus – but it's not a threat to your pets, and it can't be passed on to you
No need to panic about your furry friend infecting you, but if they do get sick, this article tells you exactly what to do.