The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb worldwide as officials take unprecedented steps to combat and contain the outbreak. People are asking a slew of questions as they face the pandemic. These are the top five questions asked in the United States about coronavirus in the past week, according to Google Trends – and their answers.How did coronavirus start?COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, was first identified in Wuhan, a city in central China that’s home to more than 11 million people.  Many of the early patients were linked to Hua Nan Seafood Wholesale Market, a large seafood and animal market in the city, CBS News’ Ramy Inocencio reported. Health officials believe the virus was initially transmitted from animals to humans.What is the coronavirus?The new coronavirus spreading around the world is part of a large family of viruses – coronaviruses – that can cause illnesses as minor as colds or as serious as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they’re transmitted between animals and humans.”Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans,” WHO says.It is


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