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2019-nCoV in context: lessons learned?

Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00 AM

2019-nCoV in context: lessons learned?

 

 

 


Authors: Richard A Kock, William B Karesh, Francisco Veas, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, David Simons, Leonard E G Mboera, Osman Dar, Liã Bárbara Arruda, Alimuddin Zumla

 

The emergence of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan creates a sense of déjà vu with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) epidemic in China in 2003. Coronaviruses are enveloped, positivestranded RNA viruses of mammals and birds.
These viruses have high mutation and gene recombination rates, making them ideal for pathogen evolution.

 

 

To continue reading the full article please follow the link: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30035-8

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