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What is the coronavirus?
January 24, 2020 4:32PM
The coronaviruses are a family of viruses whose symptoms can range from the common cold to something more serious and potentially lethal, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). There are currently no vaccines or antiviral treatments available.
In January 2020, an outbreak of the virus occurred in Wuhan, China. So far, over a dozen other countries, including Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States, have confirmed cases of the infection. A quarantine was issued in Wuhan, and train stations, ferries, and the airport were shut down.