Wuhan Coronavirus

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

The Wuhan coronavirus is believed to have spread from the Huanan Seafood Market in China. At the market they are peddling live animals including snakes, bats, deer and otters. Often animals are slaughtered and butchered on site after they are purchased. This is how it was believed to have spread from animals to humans, through transmission of bodily fluids.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause flu-like symptoms. SARS was also a coronavirus that plagued the world, having begun in China, in 2003.

Symptoms of the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) include:

* Fever

* Dry cough with shortness of breath

* Diarrhea