• O.G. Wright

First Month of 2020: Fire In Australia, Volcano Eruption In Philippines, And Now Coronavirus

Almost everyone on social media has been talking about the coronavirus which has already killed at least 17 patients in China and 400 individuals are affected.

But what is this virus? How contagious is this? And how will it affect people abroad?

A coronavirus is a mysterious Sars-like disease. Currently, it has spread in China and three other Asian countries. It first emerged in the centre Chinese city of Wuhan.

Signs and symptoms of coronavirus include coughing, fever, pneumonia, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea. In advanced cases, the patient can have very serious complications, which can lead to death, such as severe pneumonia, and renal (kidney) failure.

Here’s what netizens have to say about this global problem:

Australian haven’t even moved on from the bush fire, and thousands of Filipinos are still housed in evacuation centres due to the eruption of Taal volcano.

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