Coronavirus Explained: What You Need to Know

Tarrah Gibbons
January 24, 2020 - 5:00 am

The current outbreak of coronavirus has millions on edge about what to expect next.

While doctors report this is the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, officials can now say it appears to be a new disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first and second cases have appeared in the United States.

So should we be worried? Here’s a look at what we know and how we can protect ourselves against this deadly virus.

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