Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO[1][2] and also known as Wuhan coronavirusWuhan fluWuhan seafood market pneumonia virus and Wuhan pneumonia,[3] is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA coronavirus first reported in 2019. The virus was genomically sequenced after nucleic acid testing on a positive patient sample in a patient with pneumonia during the 2019–2020 Wuhan pneumonia outbreak.[4][5][6]

On 20 January 2020, human-to-human transmission was confirmed in Guangdong provinceChina, according to Zhong Nanshan, head of the health commission team investigating the outbreak.[7] No specific treatment for the new virus is currently available, but existing anti-virals could be repurposed.[8]

The virus has spread to BangkokTokyoSouth KoreaBeijingShanghaiGuangdong ProvinceTaiwan, and the U.S. state of Washington.[9] There have been 17 fatalities, mostly in and around Wuhan and 443 known cases.[10][11][12][13]

Source: Wikipedia