Wuhan Coronavirus is totally novel to the scientific community. Experts are suspecting that snakes could be a probable source for the recent Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. There are other suspects too. Most of the infected people were reported to be regular customers or workers at the Huanan seafood wholesale market at Wuhan city.
CoV infection can be mild to severe. According to the WHO, mild infection can cause a runny nose, headache, sore throat, cough, short and difficult breathing, and fever. While other sets of CoV can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Symptoms of a severe infection include bronchitis or pneumonia, kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death. Old aged people, infants, people with a weak immune system or cardiopulmonary disease are very prone to catch the infection.
In order to prevent infection, the CDC recommends covering your mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing, frequent hand washing, and proper and complete cooking of meat and eggs. Keep distance from people having a respiratory illness like sneezing, fever, runny nose and cough.