The new coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first detected in December 2019 in the central-eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province and with about 11 million inhabitants. There is speculation that the epicenter is a fish and seafood market in Wuhan.

As we have said, the virus has already claimed the lives of 170 people in China, country of origin, and has infected more than 7,800, although the numbers will surely increase because many patients, several hundred, are in a state critical and the number of infections increases rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the possibility that an animal source is the primary source of this outbreak of a new coronavirus so they advocate extreme precautionary measures both with contact with animals and when cooking all Food of animal origin.

The National Health Commission of China has confirmed it is transmitted mainly through airdrops, but physical contact is also another way of propagation. The Chinese authorities, in addition to quarantine and close the transport in Wuhan and another dozen cities in its surroundings, (which affects more than 41 million people), has begun the construction of two hospitals that will be ready in the coming days, and which is intended exclusively for the treatment of patients with coronavirus.

Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University (China) has announced urgently the approval of a project to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The vaccine will be jointly produced by this Chinese medical center and Stermirna Therapeutics and could be ready in 40 days. Symptoms of the new coronavirus include cough, sore throat, fever and a feeling of shortness of breath in milder cases, while in the most severe the infection can cause pneumonia, significant breathing difficulties, kidney failure, and even death, with a 3% mortality rate.