Recent Examples of coronavirus from the Web
The viruses in the coronaviruses family, like MERS, cause a variety of illnesses.
Katusabe has been studying a coronavirus found in all of the Kibale bats.
That virus is a coronavirus carried by camels that has infected about 2,100 people since it was discovered in 2012, and has killed about a third of them, according to the World Health Organization.
In 2012, MERS coronavirus emerged from Saudi Arabia, stirring our concerns.
With luck, this novel coronavirus will remain a blip, and not an outbreak, and public health will be granted some time to think these issues through.
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Origin and Etymology of coronavirus
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
medical Definition of coronavirus
- Coronaviruses can cause a variety of illnesses in animals, but in people coronaviruses cause one-third of common colds and sometimes respiratory infections in premature infants.
- —Rob Stein, The Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2003
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