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Got coronavirus questions? We brought in an expert to answer them live

Watch our interview with Dr. Robert Murphy, the executive director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University.

Amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic, a man and woman wear a face masks as they walk past the Thompson Center in the Loop, Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2020.
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Across Chicago and the rest of the country, fears are mounting over the rising number of coronavirus cases. Schools are closing, gatherings of over 1000 people are being prohibited and entertainment and sports fixtures are at a standstill as officials try and contain the contagious outbreak.

As more and more people are encouraged to work from home and avoid crowded areas, we know you have questions, like: How do you know if you have the coronavirus, what should you do if you think you’re infected, and how long will this life-disrupting virus last?

Dr. Robert Murphy, a professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine joined reporter Robert Herguth in our newsroom Friday, March 13 and answered reader-submitted questions in real time.

Watch the archive of our live Facebook conversation with Dr. Murphy: