Coronavirus is a type of virus that typically causes colds. There are strains of this virus that are deadly. The CV strain first emerged in Wuhan, China. An original infected person visited a seafood market crowded with many people and the contagion spread. The virus is thought to be resident in animals. In similar viruses, the contagion jumps from bats to raccoon dogs to civets to humans. It may be that this virus made one jump from a mammal to a human. Symptoms include cough, fever and difficulty in breathing. Detecting coronavirus requires lab testing for the specific genetic marker. Cover that cough!

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