China's coronavirus transmits from person to person: What we need to know about coronavirus

China's coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV and possibly related to the SARS (Serious Acute Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus, can be transmitted from person to person. This was confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Health yesterday, as the virus that causes severe pneumonia has spread to the country and has sparked concern about an epidemic as many people are currently traveling due to the Chinese New Year. The celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, accompanied by a week of holiday, begins on January 24 and much Chinese travel on occasion to their home countries or abroad.
See here 4 questions and answers to better understand what we are talking about
What is the virus that has caused so many outbreaks in China?

It is a member of the Coronavian family that we have never met. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals and perhaps from seafood. New and dangerous viruses usually come from animal hosts. Ebola and influenza are two typical examples.
What other coronaviruses are there?

Acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) are caused by animal coronaviruses. The Sars epidemic a few years ago spread to 37 countries, causing worldwide panic, affecting more than 8,000 people and killing more than 750. Mers had the most difficult human-to-human transmission but had the highest mortality, killing 35% of them about 2,500 people he had attacked.
What are the symptoms caused by Wuhan's Chinese coronation?

The virus causes pneumonia. Patients have cough, fever and difficulty breathing. As it is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are not effective. Antiviral medications can be used, but they usually only reduce the severity of the symptoms.
Are the experts worried?

The World Health Organization does not consider the new strain to be as lethal as that caused by SOAS, but virus research is still in its infancy and there are several undefined parameters, particularly whether it is transmitted from human to human, how and how easily. However, as announced Wednesday, a special committee meeting will be held to determine whether the Agency will need to declare an "international public health emergency" due to the spread of the new coronavirus in China and three other Asian countries.

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