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New Coronavirus Can Spread Person-to-Person

A new coronavirus that began sickening people in China late in 2019 can be transmitted from human to human, the country's health ministry announced Monday. The mysterious respiratory illness emerged last month in a fish market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and officials thought it was mostly passed from animals to humans. However, Zhong Nanshan of China's National Health Commission said two people who lived hundreds of miles away caught the virus from a family member who had visited Wuhan. "The current cases show there is definitely human-to-human transmission," Zhong told Chinese state-run CCTV, as CNN reported. Read more....

 

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