Pien HuangPien Huang is a global health and development reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.
A person wearing protective equipment at a coronavirus testing site for first responders, on Monday in Los Angeles.
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A colorized image of cells from a patient infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The virus particles are colored pink. The image was captured from a scanning electron micrograph.
(At left) A colorized electron micrograph image of the influenza virus. (At right) Color-enhanced electron micrograph image of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient.
Cough into your elbow, not your hand. Or pull the collar of your T-shirt up to cover your mouth when coughing. That's the coughing advice from experts who seek to minimize risk of viral transmission.
As the death toll from the new coronavirus tops 100, hospitals in Wuhan, China, are attending to many patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the illness. Public health officials are working to prevent further spread of the outbreak in China and globally.