2019-nCov reaches the United States

There are many scary things going on in the world today. Some of these things include death, world hunger, and illness. One scary thing that is going on in the world today is the CoronaVirus or 2019-nCov. 2019-nCov is a respiratory disease that has symptoms common to the flu. Symptoms of the illness include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be confused with a cold or the flu, so people may not know that they have the virus when, in fact, they do.

2019-nCov is a disease that is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China. The virus is commonly found in mammals in this region. It is believed that it was first transferred to humans by an infected mammal that was eaten by a human. The disease has recently made its first human to human infection. This means that it was transferred from human to human by means of bodily fluids.

2019-nCov is considered to be a novel disease, which means that it is a coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Coronaviruses are a group of diseases that can cause many different types of illnesses. The common cold is a type of coronavirus. SARS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from civet cats, while MERS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from camels. There are many different coronaviruses that have emerged from animals that have spread into humans. There is evidence that the 2019-nCov evolved from a virus related to the SARS virus.

 Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that cause harm in humans and animals.Even though the viruses are well spread and there is no vaccine for the disease, there are ways to prevent catching one of them. The best way to prevent catching a virus is by avoiding contact.”The U.S. is doing a good job of keeping the disease quarantined,” said Hannah Hass (11). Do not travel into countries that have confirmed cases of 2019-nCov. Wearing a facemask can help to prevent you from inhaling disease and from touching your mouth. Washing your hands and keeping good hygiene is also another way to keep the germs out. 

“I became aware of the disease by memes online,” said Jordan Mcfarland (11). The disease has recently had the spotlight in the online community. It is being made fun of because many people are not scared of the disease. “I am not really worried about the disease,” said Mcfarland.

2019-nCov is something that the world needs to be aware of but not scared. People must be aware of the dangers of the illness and must spread awareness to help keep people safe. “I am aware of the disease but not worried about it,” said Brennan Cook (12).