Ebola is a highly deadly disease, with a fatality rate of roughly 50 percent.

However, it had little means of transmission, as only close contact to bodily fluids such as blood and sweat could spread it on.

According to health officials, 2019-CoV has acquired the ability to pass between people with ease and can do so before symptoms appear.

However, it has traded some of its power, as it has a much lower fatality rate than Ebola at 15 percent.



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