Dear IzTech Members,

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated in China and is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, rapid breathing and chest pain. Mortality rate has been estimated at 2%.

In order to prevent outbreaks and for early diagnosis and treatment, we kindly ask that anyone who has been abroad or had contact with someone who travelled abroad in the past 14 days and displays the above symptoms to visit the infectious diseases unit of a hospital and inform them of the trip.

For detailed information on the subject, you can click on the link below:

Kind Regards,

Izmir Institute of Technology

Health, Culture and Sports Department

Health Services Unit

Tel: 0 232 750 6218