The number of coronavirus cases have risen to at least 2,070 by now in China. That is the number of diagnosed cases. So far, 56 people have fallen victim to the virus.
As China is scrambles to contain the coronavirus, let’s discuss what is it. Coronaviruses are common in different species of animals, including camels and bats. These viruses rarely evolve and infect humans.
But the latest outbreak is a virus previously unknown to men. Coronaviruses are types of viruses that affect the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. They are associated with the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). They can also affect the gut.