The Wuhan coronavirus showcases viruses’ most cunning genetic weapon

Katherine Ellen Foley
The Wuhan coronavirus showcases viruses’ most cunning genetic weapon

As of today (Jan. 20), a new respiratory virus in China has sickened more than 200 people across six cities. The first cases of the virus appeared in the mainland city Wuhan late last year. Health officials say the virus, which isn’t named yet, causes a fever and shortness of breath, which has led to pneumonia in some cases and three deaths so far.