Coronavirus outbreak

Yes, there were other Coronavirus outbreaks. Coronaviruses cause illness in people and others circulate among animals including bats, snakes, camels, cattle, cats and bats.
Rarely animal coronaviruses evolve into human coronaviruses that infect and spread among individuals as occurred with:

  • SARS outbreak (2002-2003) In China
  • MERS outbreak (2012-2015) In the Middle East
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Dec2019-Ongoing) Outbreak started in China and now spreading all over the world.

The active time for coronaviruses infection is late autumn, winter and early spring.