What are coronaviruses?
What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a has not been previously
. It is first identified in an outbreak of respiratory illness reported in December
2019 in Wuhan, China. Out of the first 41 people with pneumonia who were identified as having
2019-nCoV infection by 2 January 2020, two-thirds had been associated with Seafood
Market, the largest wholesale market of live animal and seafood in Jiangshan District, Wuhan, Hubei
, China. According to The Wall Street Journal, among 585 animal specimens taken from the
, 33 showed evidence of 2019-nCoV.
Where does the 2019-nCoV come from?
When the 2019-nCoV sequence is first available, some researchers found that it has a close
2019-nCoV was 79.5% similar to SARS-CoV and had 96.2% similarity to a bat virus. That is why
Early on, a research team led by Wei Ji, a microbiologist at Peking University Health Science
Center School of Basic Medical Sciences in Beijing published a sequence analysis online on the
Journal of Medical Virology on 22 January and pointed to snakes as “the most likely wildlife animal
for the 2019-nCoV”. The researchers reported that of the 2019-nCoV had the most