The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confronts global diseases by tracking and determining what is
causing people to get sick and then finding an effective solution to prevent it.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals,
including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread
between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).