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new target on SARS-CoV-2

Post by koimaster » April 1st 2021, 10:37pm

Coronaviruses take their name from the crown-like spike proteins that line their surfaces. While coronaviruses only cause common cold-like symptoms, some may cause severe or critical illness.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is a novel virus that belongs to the coronaviridae family, of which previously six members have crossed into humans and established widespread infections.

In 2002, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in China, causing an epidemic. In 2012, another novel coronavirus emerged in Saudi Arabia, called the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

In December 2019, SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. To date, it has caused over 129 million cases globally. Of these, 2.81 million people have lost their lives.

These also include four endemic human coronaviruses, such as HCoV-229E, HCoV-HKU1, HCoV-OC43, and HCoV-NL63, which are responsible for non-severe seasonal infections.


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