A: Unless, within the last 14 days, she has traveled to China or had close contact with someone who is known to have the new coronavirus infection, then no, she could not have it. It is much more likely that she has a common circulating respiratory viral infection or the flu.
The coronavirus that has been garnering so much attention is named the 2019 novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first detected in Wuhan, China. The 2019-nCoV is a newly identified strain of the coronavirus family, so-named because it has the appearance of wearing a crown when viewed under a powerful microscope.
Members of the coronavirus family commonly infect animals such as bats, camels, cattle, and cats, and rarely evolve to infect humans. It is even rarer for them to spread from human-to-human and it is not yet known how this virus evolved to infect humans.