How does the virus spread?

This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.

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1. What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
2. What is a novel coronavirus?
3. What is the source of 2019-nCoV?
4. How does the virus spread?
5. Is 2019-nCoV the same as the MERS-CoV or SARS virus?