Coronaviruses are spread primarily through person-to-person contact. This can be through the air by coughing and sneezing, through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or through touching an object or surface with germs on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
Typical cold and flu type symptoms set in from two to four days after coronavirus infection, and they are typically mild and not considered dangerous. Symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Fever (rare)
- Sore throat
- Exacerbated asthma.