Coronavirus which was first detected in China and now has been detected in almost more then 70 locations internationally, the virus is also known as “COVID-19” or SARS-CoV2. WHO has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020. The virus is commonly found in different species of animals including cattle, cats and bats. It’s rare for animal coronavirus to infect a human being and spread further among them such as MERS-CoV which spread among humans in 2012 and SARS-CoV which was first reported in 2003. All three viruses have their origins from bats.
There have been two confirmed tested positives for the COVID-19 virus in Georgia. According to health officials about not if but when. Now with this confirmation, the number of states affected by the COVID-19 virus has risen to 19 in the U.S as well as an increase of deaths to 9 in the long term care facility in Washington.
The two new cases are from the same family – a 56-year-old Fulton County man and his 15-year-old son. The man did not show any symptoms of coronavirus on 22nd February after attending a conference in Milan, Italy to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport. On 25th February the man began showing symptoms and two days later his son began showing symptoms as well. Since then both were tested and tested positive for coronavirus, they have self-isolated themself with their other two family members which included a 12-year-old son of the man and his wife who have also been exhibiting symptoms and soon will be tested. Both the boys are home school and have continued their academics. The family’s locations have not been released but others that may have come in contact with the family are being contacted for further investigation of more transmissions.