A coronavirus is a virus that is found in live animals and spread through slight contact.. Sometimes these viruses can be transmitted from animals to humans,as the humans eat them alive without proper cooking. Officials do not know what animal caused the Wuhan coronavirus,but the most linked animals are Bats and pangolins although the market it is linked to also sold wild animals, like snakes and crocodiles. In addition to the Wuhan coronavirus, other human coronaviruses have included:
- The MERS virus, or Middle East respiratory syndrome.This is more deadly than Wuhan coronavirus.
- The SARS virus, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which first occurred in the Guangdong province in southern China. Its is the deadliest of all the coronavirus.
It is believed that both MERS and SARS are more serious than the Wuhan coronavirus.