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What is the coronavirus?

OTHER RECENT EPIDEMICS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) ki

  • Identified in 2003, first infected humans in China in 2002 Killed nearly 650 people in China/Hong Kong in 2002-2003 Thought to have come from bats, spread to civet cats to humans

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)

  • First identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 Over 800 killed in Middle East Came from dromedary camels to humans

NEW STRAIN New China strain SARS-like virus

  • First identified in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China Several other countries, too, report infections in months to follow.
  • Wuhan’s seafood market centre of outbreak.
  • Human-to-human transmission

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