• Nicola Oliver

What is a Coronavirus?

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Coronaviruses are a family of hundreds of viruses known for containing strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds. In humans they’re typically spread via airborne droplets of fluid produced by infected individuals. Coronaviruses are believed to cause a significant proportion of all common colds in adults and children.


Here we summarise the known characteristics of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

What is a coronavirus
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