Emerging corona viruses: Genome structure, replication, and pathogenesis

Emerging corona viruses: Genome structure, replication, and pathogenesis
Yu Chen|Qianyun Liu|Deyin Guo
Key Laboratory of Virology, Modern Virology Research Center, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China  Center for Infection and Immunity Study, School of Medicine, Sun Yat‐sen University, Guangzhou, China

Abstract

The recent emergence of a novel corona virus (2019‐nCoV), which is causing an out break of unusual viral pneumonia in patients in Wuhan, a central city in China, is another warning of the risk of CoVs posed to public health. In this mini review, we provide a brief introduction of the general features of CoVs and describe diseases caused by different CoVs in humans and animals. This review will help understand the biology and potential risk of CoVs that exist in richness in wildlife such as bats.


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