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Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds, causing respiratory infections such as the common cold and SARS in humans, and that have spikes of glycoproteins projecting from the viral envelope.

[corona + virus (so called because when a coronavirus virion is viewed under an electron microscope, the fringe of projections from the viral envelope resembles the solar corona during a solar eclipse ).]


(Pathology) a type of airborne virus accounting for 10-30% of all colds
[C20: so-called because of their corona-like appearance in electron micrographs]
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Dr Al Jayyousi said: The campaign represents a community-based approach to health education and promotion aimed at enhancing general knowledge and understanding of MERS Corona Virus and H1N1.
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and Al Wathba Veterinary Laboratory has developed a technique to detect Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in camels within just 20 minutes.
Apart from this, awareness programmes and workshops on Ebola and Corona virus for pilgrims on all three parts of Haj - before, during and after their journey - will be in place.
Mohammad Mahdi Gouya, the director-general of communicable diseases at the Iranian Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a statement last Monday saying, "Four suspected cases of new corona virus infection were observed in a family in the province of Kerman.
He pointed out that the SCH is cooperating with Qatari Hajj Mission to deal with any suspected cases of corona virus during Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage, adding that, if necessary, the cases will be transferred to isolated places in Mecca and Jeddah.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Medical sources close to the Syrian Opposition confirmed that at least nine cases of Corona virus have been diagnosed in Northeastern Syria, near Deir Ezzur where the brunt of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have been battling out other terror militias and the Syrian army.
Crowne Plaza Amman held an awareness lecture for its colleagues about Swine Flu and Corona Virus.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it has diagnosed a new case of novel Corona virus (MERS-CoV) in the emirate.
This strand of the corona virus is simiA[degrees] lar to the SARS virus that infected a number of people in early 2002 and 2003.
ISLAMABAD -- Minster for Religious Affairs Sardar Yusuf has said that no information or direction has been provided against Corona Virus from Saudi Arabia only media is providing such information.
Although the corona virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome still exists in animals it no longer possesses the ability to cause an epidemic in humans.
The SARS corona virus can be detected by converting SARS' RNA into DNA by reverse transcript and then amplifying the DNA by using the company's isothermal gene-amplification method, it said.