|Unfortunately, when viruses are transmitted from animals to people, it can take scientists a lot of time before they can develop a vaccine or medicines to cure it||In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold|
|This type of coronavirus is often called 2019-nCoV, novel coronavirus, or COVID-19||The origin of this name "coronavirus" is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo|
It is believed that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans.
|Some of the first cases were diagnosed in people who had visited a market selling live seafood and animals||Coronaviruses were discovered in the 1960s|
|The name refers to the characteristic appearance of the infective form of the virus, which is reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona|