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Corona Virus: A new stain of virus found in China


Corona Virus: A new stain of virus found in China

 
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Chinese health authorities reported that a new virus implicated in a pneumonia outbreak was identified in the city of Wuhan, China.

The researchers discovered that the new strain of the virus is that of the corona virus.

Corona viruses infects the respiratory tract.

The virus shows symptoms like runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever. There are six coronaviruses that can infect humans, including the viruses that cause Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

In 2002-03, Coronavirus killed more than 700 people in the world. The virus originated in China. There is no specific vaccine for the virus as of 2019. The virus was first identified in Saudi Arabia, in 2012. Most cases were found in the Arabian peninsula.