The history of the emergence and transmission of human coronaviruses

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

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Title The history of the emergence and transmission of human coronaviruses
Creator Mulabbi, Elijah N. Tweyongyere, Robert Byarugaba, Denis K.
Subject Virology Coronaviridae; host range; diversity and evolution; transmission dynamics; mutation; recombination
Description Human coronaviruses are known respiratory pathogens associated with a range of respiratory illnesses, and there are considerable morbidity and hospitalisation amongst immune-compromised individuals of all age groups. The emergence of a highly pathogenic human coronavirus in China in 2019 has confirmed the long-held opinion that these viruses are important emerging and re-emerging pathogens. In this review article, we trace the discovery and emergence of coronaviruses (CoVs) over time since they were first reported. The review article will enrich our understanding on the host range, diversity and evolution, transmission of human CoVs and the threat posed by these viruses circulating in animal populations but overtime have spilled over to humans because of the increased proximity between humans and animals.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-02-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ojvr.v88i1.1872
Source Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research; Vol 88, No 1 (2021); 8 pages 2219-0635 0030-2465
Language eng
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