Since its emergence in Wuhan, China in 2019, the new human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread throughout the world causing unprecedented damage in the history of worldwide pandemics. Today we know more about the virus itself, how to detect it in the human organism, what symptoms it causes and what treatment shall be applied, than ever before. In two recently published papers in the scientific journal Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, the authors summarize the current state of knowledge regarding SARS-CoV-2, comparing it to the previously existing SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, as well reviewing the present expertise and possible treatment approaches.
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The Coronavirus epidemy spreads around the world causing respiratory health problems and even death in more severe cases. It is of the outmost importance that we understand how the virus spreads and what properties does it have. The paper published by Advancements of Microbiology journal compares two Coronaviruses, HCoV-SARS and HCoV-MERS, taking into account their structure, ability to cross the interspecies barrier and to multiply in the human body, as well as routes of infection transmission and symptoms caused.
The article is available in an open access format and can be accessed here.
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