Answered By: Natalya Pashkova
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020     Views: 53

"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).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans." Read the entire article on World Heal Organization website.

Local Agencies in Pasadena and California

City of Pasadena:

City of Pasadena Public Health Department 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Department

City of Los Angeles

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Resources

California Department of Health

California Office of Governor


Houston Health Department

Houston Emergency Operations Center

Harris County Public Health 

United States National Centers and Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Institute of Health (NIH):

Public Health Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

US Department of State Travel Alert and Global Health Advisory 

Global Sources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) World Health Organization (WHO):

The map of COVID-19 global cases by Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University: