The Coronairus is spreading more and more in China. We list the top things you need to know about the newly discovered infection.
What are the symptoms of infection?
Respiratory symptoms, fever and cough. In the deaths reported, patients have had another serious underlying disease. The coronavirus incubation period is 2-14 days.
How does the virus get infected?
It is believed that the virus originally came from the animals but there is still much that is unknown about how it is spread. It can be spread between people, but no information so far indicates that it is particularly contagious from person to person.
What treatment is given to the infected person?
There is no specific drug or specific treatment for the viral disease. As with other respiratory tract infections, treatment is focused on supporting the function of organs such as the lungs and kidneys.