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The risk of further spread of the virus only increases: January 25, in China start to celebrate the Chinese New year, when people travel a lot around the country and the mobility of the population increases dramatically.

The Chinese authorities confirmed that the new coronavirus can transmitted from person to person. So far, however, revealed no evidence of infection by airborne droplets.

About the virus it is known that he belongs to the group of coronaviruses and triggers in infected people the development of pneumonia.

Coronaviruses are known since 1960-ies: their name comes from the serving, coronabros protein structure of the viral shell. Usually such infection are not present to humans a serious threat. Their clinical symptoms are similar to flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. You may also experience disorders in the gastrointestinal tract, usually diarrhea.

However, coronaviruses insidious and has a very high ability to adapt. In practice, this means that they are not difficult to overcome cross-species barriers and infect members of all types. And this can lead to a more severe course of the disease - shortness of breath and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Scientists have found that the new coronavirus is a variant of the SARS virus, which also appeared in China in 2002-2003 caused a pandemic that led to the death of about 1000 people.