Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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2019新型冠状病毒(2019-nCoV),因2019年武汉病毒性肺炎病例而被发现,2020年1月12日被世界卫生组织命名。这类病毒是如何传播的?我们应该怎样预防?世卫组织出品权威视频,带你全方位了解。

In December 2019, there was a cluster of pneumonia cases in China.

Investigations found that it was caused by a previously unknown virusnow named the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

In this video, we'll take a quick look at what's currently known about the virus.

Keep in mind that this is a new virus and what's known about the virus now might change in the future.

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses.

They consist of a core of genetic material surrounded by an envelope with protein spikes.

This gives it the appearance of a crown.

Crown in Latin is called "corona" and that's how these viruses get their name.

There are different types of coronaviruses that cause respiratory and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms.

Respiratory disease can range from the common cold to pneumonia.

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