Facts about what Coronavirus is, where it came from, how it spreads

Get the facts on coronavirus

Information about the coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast, but what do we actually know about the illness? CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself.

Inside a lab developing coronavirus vaccine

The National got a look inside the Saskatoon lab working to create a vaccine for the new strain of coronavirus.
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Australian lab first outside of China to re-create coronavirus, helping vaccine push

In a major breakthrough in the global fight against coronavirus, scientists in Australia have developed a lab-grown version of the disease.

Described as a “game changer” that will help scientists determine whether a future vaccine is effective, experts at Melbourne’s Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Tuesday became the world’s first scientific lab outside of China to recreate the virus.

They will now share it with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Europe, which will in turn share it with labs worldwide — including one from Queensland — involved in the worldwide race to develop a vaccine.

The coronavirus outbreak (2019 nCoV) explained through 3D Medical Animation

The 2019 nCoV Novel Coronavirus is fast threatening to become a pandemic. This 3D medical animation explains the story so far, covering what is a pandemic, current rates of infection and spread and tips to protect against infections. It also delves into the biology and mechanism of action MoA that coronavirus uses to infect and destroy human cells. Though the exact MoA for this coronavirus is not known.

Chinese Coronavirus – Is New Wuhan Disease a Modern Black Plague

You may want to cancel any upcoming travel plans. If you’ve turned on the news lately you would have heard about millions of people in the city of Wuhan, China, and other neighboring cities that have been quarantined because of a deadly new virus spreading rapidly around the globe. The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is responsible for over 100 deaths and more than 4,500 people sick. Scientists and doctors are frantically trying to find a cure, but could this new disease be a modern black plague? Watch our incredible new video to learn about the Coronavirus and the warning signs you should be aware of.

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