As fears grow regarding the global spread of the coronavirus, here's a plain-talking video explaining the basics of the virus, and how to avoid getting it.

Dr. Peter Lin, a family physician from Toronto, is featured in the video produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Company.

As of today, just 14 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., with none in Minnesota.

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The latest information available on coronavirus from the Minnesota Department of Health can be found HERE.

You can also get the latest on the coronavirus from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention HERE.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.