A new pneumonia-like virus, the Wuhan Coronavirus has found its way out of China and into Japan, with health officials confirming Japan’s first case in Kanagawa after a man tested positive for the virus.
Dozens of people have been infected by the new mystery virus. Exposure seems to have come while people were visiting a Wuhan seafood market but the Japanese patient had never visited that market himself.
Coronaviruses usually cause dreadful common cold symptoms but can lead to deadly respiratory diseases. Coronaviruses are spread through direct contact, sneezing or coughing.