Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

The new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have interrupted our lives in countless ways. Our coverage details the medical issues surrounding coronavirus -- and the way it's changing the Midwest.

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Cases of the novel coronavirus –– or the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19 -- continue to mount throughout the Midwest. Some states have turned to closing K-12 schools or colleges.

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Coronavirus is spreading across the Midwest, and health officials are scrambling to stem the disease -- or prepare for a potential epidemic. Side Effects will keep you updated on this evolving story and share reports from partner stations across the Midwest -- including news of a school closing in Indiana and the first case in Missouri. 

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As cases of coronavirus spread across the Midwest, we know there are lots of questions about it -- including how to avoid getting sick. We also know there's plenty of misinformation about this new virus, so we want to help you sort fact from fiction. You can follow our complete coverage of the coronavirues and COVID-19, including more Q&As.

Send your questions to health@wfyi.org or text “health” to 73224, and we'll find the answers. They will be posted regularly on Side Effects. 

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Indiana officials reported the state’s first presumed case of illness from the new coronavirus on Friday and then a second case on Saturday. Illinois has confirmed seven cases of COVID-19.

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The coronavirus epidemic has sparked worldwide fears over an impending pandemic, but there's a lot of misinformation about the crisis. Dr. Kara Cecil, assistant professor of public health at the University of Indianapolis, joined Indiana Public Broadcasting's All IN to separate fact from fiction. 

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