Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak

The much publicized human coronavirus discovered in 2003, SARS-CoV , which causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), has a unique pathogenesis because it causes both upper and lower respiratory tract infections . (en.wikipedia.org)

The World Health Organisation has declared a global public health emergency over the virus which has killed more than 1,000 people. (scmp.com)

Doctors say one of the best way to protect yourself against the new strain of coronavirus is to use the same measures to guard against the common cold or flu maintain good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and wearing a face mask when going out in public. (scmp.com)

Iran’s state media reported on Saturday that five members of Parliament had tested positive, adding to the coronavirus’s reach into the top tiers of the country’s politicians. (nytimes.com)

Over the past week, Iran reported that seven government officials, including one of the country’s vice presidents, were infected. (nytimes.com)

Human coronaviruses (en.wikipedia.org)
Over 8,000 people were infected, about 10% of whom died. (en.wikipedia.org)

As of December 2019, 2,468 cases of MERS-CoV infection had been confirmed by laboratory tests, 851 of which were fatal, a mortality rate of approximately 34.5%. (en.wikipedia.org)

Human coronaviruses (en.wikipedia.org)

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