In December 2019, a group of pneumonia cases occurred in China. The novel coronavirus is now known as the 2019 new type of coronavirus, which is caused by a previously unknown virus. In this video, we will quickly learn about the known viruses. Keep in mind that this is a new virus, and what you know about it now may change in the future.
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses. They consist of a core ofgenetic material surrounded by an envelope with protein spikes. This gives itthe appearance of a crown. Crown in Latin is called “corona” and that’s howthese viruses get their name.
There are different types of coronaviruses that cause respiratory andsometimes gastrointestinal symptoms. Respiratory disease can range from thecommon cold to pneumonia. And in most people, the symptoms tend to be mild.However, there are some types of coronaviruses that can cause severe disease.These include the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus firstidentified in China in 2003 and the Middle East Respiratory Syndromecoronavirus that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in China. It initiallyoccurred in a group of people with pneumonia who’d been associated with aseafood and live animal market in the city of Wuhan. The disease has sincespread from those who were sick to others, including family members and healthcare staff. There are many cases at present and the disease has spread withinChina and also to a number of other countries.