Apart from human beings, coronaviruses can affect mammals including pigs, cattle, cats, dogs, martens, camels, hedgehogs and some birds.So far, there are four known disease-causing coronaviruses, among which the best known are the SARS corona virus and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, both of which can cause severe respiratory diseases.
Coronavirus update: Scientist reveals how contagious and virus is; Why is it called coronavirus? What does corona mean? According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronaviruses are a group of viruses which produce symptoms similar to that of flu.
The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 26 to 32 kilobases, the largest for an RNA virus. The name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo, which refers to the characteristic appearance of the virus particles (virions): they have a fringe reminiscent of a crown or of a
Let’s start with the Spanish flu. The Spanish flu was your regular seasonal outbreak of the flu, just a little bit nastier, that happened in 1918–1919. It was the H1N1 variant. The Spanish flu had a lethality of 10%. At least 500 million people we…
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