Coronavirus Outbreak Updates
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe diseases, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to a BMJ article published on April 16, 2020, the first description of human coronavirus was published in the BMJ during 1965.
The best-known human coronaviruses are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and the newly classified Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-2 (SARS-CoV-2).
During December 2019, China's CDC reported a novel coronavirus as the causative agent of a new disease outbreak, in the SARS-CoV clade. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, both of which have their origins in bats.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is associated with the disease now referred to as COVID-19.
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- Updated FAQs.
Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates
The US FDA has not approved therapeutic medications related to the COVID-19. Treatment news can be found at Coronavirus Today.
Federal isolation and quarantine programs are authorized by an Executive Order of the President. The authority for carrying out these functions has been delegated to the CDC.
Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests
- Current COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test news found at Coronavirus Tests.
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