This guide provides information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and informs on resources and documents produced by Barbados and the UWI Cave Hill Campus. The guide will also provide information through links to resources and documents generated by international organizations which will support research on the socio-economic impact of this global pandemic.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is part of a family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). While the source of the virus is yet to be confirmed, it is thought to have transferred from an animal species- either domestic or wild, to humans.
The virus spreads through droplets of saliva or through coughing or sneezing. Currently, there are no vaccines for the Coronavirus.
The first cases of COVID were detected in Wuhan city, China in December 2019 and reported to the World Health Organization on December 31st 2019.
Source: World Health Organization: http://www.emro.who.int/health-topics/corona-virus/questions-and-answers.html