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Special Update: Can the 2019 Novel Coronavirus be transmitted through food?
Special Update: Can the 2019 Novel Coronavirus be transmitted through food?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory diseases in birds and mammals, including the common cold in humans. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new contagious respiratory virus that causes severe respiratory infection. Initial investigation has linked (though has not clinically confirmed) 2019-nCoV to a large seafood and animal market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and now it is spreading from person-to-person. Comparison of genetic analyses suggests that this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS, which first emerged in China in 2002.
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