By Nijah Randolph-Williams
The Coronavirus is a virus that has quickly become a pandemic which means spread throughout two continents in a matter of months. There are many different Coronaviruses, but the most recent one, the Novel Coronavirus, recently began spreading throughout China causing respiratory illnesses. There are still many questions about the virus, like how contagious it is or how fast it’s spreading but scientists are working fast to figure it out.
The Novel Coronavirus originally spread to humans in a seafood market in Wuhan,China. From that point on the virus began spreading throughout China and 14 other countries, including the United States. Symptoms of the virus include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath so it can be confused with many other illnesses. As of January 30th, 2020, there had been 170 deaths related to the Coronavirus. In order to stay safe from the virus, make sure you wash your hands frequently, clean frequently touched surfaces, and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.