Pneumonia Cause in China Could Potentially Be New Type of Coronavirus
The cause of a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, could potentially be a new coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement on Thursday confirming that Chinese authorities have "made a preliminary determination of a novel coronavirus, identified in a hospitalized person with pneumonia in Wuhan." For those unfamiliar with coronavirus, it usually causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses similar to the common cold. However, certain coronaviruses, like MERS or SARS, can cause severe symptoms that progress into pneumonia...
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