Coronavirus

Coronavirus

CDC Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. They can infect people and animals. Five different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness.

Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Seven different coronaviruses, that scientists know of, can infect people and make them sick. Some human coronaviruses were identified many years ago and some have been identified recently. Human coronaviruses commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide. Two newer human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have been known to frequently cause severe illness.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and has since caused illness in people in more than 25 other countries, including the United States. Most people reported to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Coronaviruses are common in many different species of animals, including camels and bats. Rarely, these coronaviruses can evolve and infect humans and then spread between humans. Recent examples of this include SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.

Most coronaviruses infect animals, but not people. In the future, one or more of these other coronaviruses could potentially evolve and spread to humans, as has happened in the past. We still don't understand why only certain coronaviruses are able to infect people.

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Helen Sullivan
September 17, 2020
the Guardian
A man wearing a face mask sells tacos on a street in Mexico City, on 15 September 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Claudio Cruz/AFP/Getty Images
Sarah Marsh and Amy Walker
September 7, 2020
the Guardian
The Samuel Ward academy in Haverhill, Suffolk. Photograph: Geoff Robinson
Helen Sullivan
September 7, 2020
the Guardian
People gather on the beach at the Pacific Ocean on the first day of the Labor Day weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic, 5 September 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Dieynabou Barry
September 4, 2020
Grist
It's no secret frontline communities face compounding crises. We must -- and can -- take bold action to provide healthy environments for all.
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
September 2, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Jessica Hamzelou
September 2, 2020
New Scientist
Closing schools in response to covid-19 has had a huge impact on children around the world. What we've learned about the coronavirus so far can help us reopen them safely
BS Web Team
September 2, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: Indias coronavirus total is at 3,766,108 now. Globally, there are 25,889,824 Covid cases. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
September 1, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
BS Web Team
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: India is likely to get an approved coronavirus vaccine by early 2021. Indias coronavirus total now stands at 3,687,939. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
BS Web Team
August 31, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: With Russia approving a coronavirus vaccine before Phase-3 trials, the US FDA has said that it is also willing to fast-track a vaccine. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
BS Web Team
August 30, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: India is likely to get an approved coronavirus vaccine by early 2021. The countrys total coronavirus case count is now at 3,539,712. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
BS Web Team
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: India is likely to get an approved coronavirus vaccine by early 2021. The countrys total coronavirus case count is now at 3,461,240. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
August 28, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
BS Web Team
August 28, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus news: 3 more volunteers got a shot of Oxford corona vaccine Covishield in Pune, with no side-effects. Indias coronavirus total is at 3,384,575. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
August 27, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
BS Web Team
August 27, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial has started in India, two get first shot of Covishield. Indias coronavirus total is at 3,307,749. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
August 26, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Aisha Zahid, news reporter
August 26, 2020
Sky News
Funding of £1.9 million has been provided which will allow the research team to take the vaccine candidate to clinical trials.
Jash Kriplani
August 26, 2020
@bsindia
Number of new entrants still lower than previous fiscals monthly average
BS Web Team
August 26, 2020
@bsindia
Coronavirus latest news: Russia is willing to collaborate with India for the manufacture of coronavirus vaccine. Indias coronavirus total is at 3,231,754. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates
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