What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. 

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization provides daily updated articles and information as well as statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ministry of Health and Prevention - UAE

COVID-19 Health Map

Department of Health - UAE

WHO COVID-19 Dashboard

How to stay healthy at home - WHO

ProQuest COVID-19 Database searching


Elsevier Mental and behavioral health resources

Trusted medical knowledge sourced directly from professional tools like ClinicalKey and Nursing Skills.

These COVID-19-related materials are provided for use at no charge as part of Elsevier’s efforts to support healthcare providers and patients. They are not intended to provide medical advice or substitute for the judgment of healthcare professionals in patient care.

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