Running Head: COVID-19
To: All members of the University of South Florida
Subject: The best way to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 at USF and the sufficiency of the
measures already taken by USF.
COVID-19 is defined as an infectious illness that is caused by a coronavirus that has been newly
discovered. When the virus infects a person, they experience moderate to mild respiratory
problems and recover without having to be administered any special treatment. The virus is
likely to develop into a severe illness to the aged and those who have medical conditions such as
diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and lung problems (World Health Organization.
2020). As of Sunday, 22, March 2020 in the mid-morning, the total number of people who have
been infected was 318,000. The total number of deaths globally was 13,600 people.
Infected cases in the United States increased to 27,004 in the afternoon, where the number of
deaths was 347. Around the globe, 94,700 people have recovered from diseases, where 176
people are from the United States. In Florida State, 830 people have tested positive of the disease
and 13 deaths (Center for disease control and prevention. 2020). One of the students have tested
positive of coronavirus and is being taken care of in the Florida health department and selfisolating. The student has not been in the school facility since the end of February. According to
an assessment done by the health department, there is no need for contact-tracing in the
University (University of Florida. 2020). Still, people are advised to take the necessary
Explanation of the problem
Coronaviruses are defined as a group of viruses that causes illnesses like severe acute respiratory
syndrome, common cold, and Middle East respiratory syndrome. At the end of 2019, there was a
new coronavirus that was recognized as the cause of an outbreak of disease and came from China
(World Health Organization et al., 2020). Cases of COVID-19 have increased in many counties
around the globe. Signs and symptoms of the disease include cough, fever, breathing difficulties,
aches, sore throat, tiredness, and runny nose. The disease has significantly posed a severe public
health risk. All the 50 states have reported cases of the coronavirus, most claims being from
travelers coming to America, and the people they came into contact with and the other 27 cases
from the community-acquired from unknown sources.
The greatest danger with this virus is that it affects all people and have severe illness mostly in
older adults and people with health conditions; in other cases, it causes death (Layne, Hyman,
Morens, & Taubenberger, 2020). There are preventive measures that have been put in ...
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