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Coronavirus: Seven things to know about the medical aspects

Symptoms, infection methods, treatments and more

Medical workers in protective gear walk into a hospital facility to treat coronavirus patients in Daegu, South Korea, last month.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Scientists and researchers are racing to find treatments and a vaccine for the new coronavirus, as confirmed cases around the world soared past the one million mark and deaths topped 50,000. Meanwhile, governments have been taking even stricter measures to keep people at home and avoid crowded areas.

Here are seven things to know about the medical and health aspects of the coronavirus, formally known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 illness.

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