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Coronavirus - What you need to know

This free online course covers essential aspects of the coronavirus Covid-19 (535,945,161+ infected/6,310,752 + deaths)

Publisher: Advance Learning
This free online course on the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) focuses on the history, transmission, symptoms, possible treatment, and potential prevention of the novel coronavirus. As part of the international response, Alison has created this free online course on what people need to know about the novel coronavirus, its background, and how to deal with the threat it poses to you and your family. Last updated: June 2022.
Coronavirus - What you need to know
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This free online novel coronavirus essential course focuses on the history, symptoms, transmission, and prevention of the virus that had not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

The course will discuss how an outbreak of the virus can result in serious consequences for the health of individuals who are infected by it, and the consequences for the public health resources of communities and countries where the outbreak occurs. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

The course is a unique initiative, which is based on information provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland, and the CDC (Centre of Disease Control, USA). This course is part of an innovative Alison initiative to develop a rapid response global learning certification system to combat pandemic disease. This free course will be updated weekly. To encourage knowledge awareness and understanding about the virus, its threat, and keep following physical distancing, Alison has also made this PDF Certification course available free of charge worldwide. By taking this course, you can keep yourself updated on how to best deal with the threat the novel coronavirus poses to you and others, and follow social distancing rules to keep everyone safe. So, why wait? Start the course today and in 1-2 hours you will have gained the knowledge to help protect you, your family and your community from contracting and transmitting the novel coronavirus.

This course was last updated in: June 2022.

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