We’re only one month into the year, but 2020 has already been plagued by an outbreak of the Coronavirus. While thousands of cases have been reported in China – the origin of the virus – Australia is beginning to see its own patients, with numbers growing by the days. Reports have likened the outbreak to similar illnesses such as SARS and Swine flu so we decided to chat to Melbourne-based doctor, Dr. Kieran Kennedy to see how concerned we should be. What is the Coronavirus and how did it start? Virus outbreaks can be incredibly anxiety provoking for a lot of people, and for good reason. So outlining what exactly the new Coronavirus is, how worried we need to be right now and how the outbreak started is important. As a broader group, viruses are pathogenic agents that infect animals and humans by entering cells within the body to […]