Coronavirus heightens global alarm

There could be a new virus outbreak. The coronavirus started in China. It has killed 17 people. It went to the USA, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The WHO will decide if it is a global emergency. China asked people not to panic. Millions will travel across China to be with their families for the Chinese New Year.

The coronavirus came from animals in a market. It changed and spread to a human. It could change and spread more. The virus passes to people through the air. A doctor said it is like SARS, but different. It causes fever, cough and breathing problems. A 36-year-old woman from Beijing is afraid because there's no cure.