Coronavirus - what is it all about?

Coronaviruses are not a unique phenomenon that appeared at the end of last year. They constitute an extensive family of viruses with proven pathogenic properties in relation to humans or animals.

Until 2020, the most famous representatives of the coronavirus family were SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, causing Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS, or SARS).

COVID ‑ 19, a new type of coronavirus that is now affecting the planet, is the last of these infections discovered by humans.

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