Nowadays, coronaviruses are widespread among all countries around the world. They were first identified in the 1960s, but we don’t know where they come from. They got their name from their crown-like shape. Sometimes, a coronavirus can infect both animals and humans. Most coronaviruses aren’t dangerous, but the World Health Organization identified only one type of them named (nCOV) in early 2020. This type can be so fatal and it is the result of the outbreak happening now in Wuhan, China.

Their symptoms which are fever, cough and shortness of breath can show up anywhere from 2 to 14 days after infection. They’re a lot like the common cold in spreading, by person-to-person contact, so take your precautions as they can spread through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched.

Fortunately, research for treatment is underway and most of the time, symptoms will disappear especially if you have strong immunity.