What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Coronaviruses are a common group of viruses known to infect both animals and humans. At the end of 2019 a new strain of coronavirus was identified as causing a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. This has been referred to by various names including novel coronavirus, Wuhan coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). It causes a respiratory illness known as COVID-19 that most frequently consists of mild symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath. In a minority of cases, COVID-19 can lead to serious problems like pneumonia or even death.

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eLearning WMB have released a free Coronavirus Awareness Course

NRAS who have been working with Open -ELMS for some time on developing our RA eLearning suite of modules are delighted to share with you their online free course on COVID19 awareness. Watch it below.

New Video for South Asian communities about COVID-19

Dr. Kanta Kumar Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Birmingham and Dr. Shirish Dubey, Consultant Rheumatologist at Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, have recorded a video Q&A in Hindi in collaboration with the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, to help members of the UK's Asian community keep themselves and their families safe from COVID-19 

डॉ कांता कुमार और डॉ शिरीष दुबे ने ब्रिटेन के एशियाई समुदाय के सदस्यों को खुद को और उनके परिवारों को COVID-19 से सुरक्षित रखने में मदद करने के लिए हिंदी में एक वीडियो Q&A रिकॉर्ड किया है ।

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COVID19 & impact on Rheumatology Patients Explained





Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has produced a great resource helping to explain COVID19 and impact on rheumatology patients.

NRAS is pleased to endorse this informative resource.


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