Respiratory Illness Identified in China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a respiratory illness that can easily spread from person to person. First detected in the People's Republic of China, it is unclear if the illness can be transmitted between individuals. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, or even breathing. Symptoms include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath. There is no vaccine or anti-viral treatment currently available. It appears as though COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China in December of 2019.