New Delhi, 28 January 2020. There are a large number of people caught in the deadly corona virus in China and the death toll is increasing continuously. Due to this, those coming from China are being screened in India. The source of this virus (2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China) has not yet been known.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affiliated to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Public health officials and partners are working hard to identify the source of the 2019-nCoV.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats.
Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting the virus likely emerged from an animal source.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Analysis of the genetic tree of this virus is ongoing to know the specific source of the virus. SARS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from civit cats, while MERS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from camels.