the new coronavirus from China?
coronavirus is a sort of virus, a tiny infectious germ.
microscope, it looks as if these viruses are surrounded by a small crown. Hence their name: coronavirus!
mainly infect the nose and the lungs. Some people may just catch a simple cold,
but others can be seriously ill.
So how do
you catch a coronavirus?
spread through the air. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they can contaminate
those around them.
also catch the virus by touching someone who’s just blown their nose!
are very contagious. Like the one that appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in
In just a
few weeks, thousands of Chinese people were contaminated, and hundreds died.
the contagion, Chinese authorities ordered everyone to wear a face mask.
think that this new coronavirus originally came from bats, who then infected
animal was probably sold in a seafood market and … so contaminated a human! Who
then contaminated other humans!
coronavirus from China is deadly. That’s why countries all around the world are
on high alert to protect their populations.
isolating those who are sick and checking all those who came near them. It’s
the best way to avoid an epidemic!