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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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He also confirmed that the bulk of infection by Corona virus is still occuring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, yet the World Health Organization classified, until now, Corona virus disease as an emergency event constitutes an international concern and there are many international organizations help to eliminate it.
The total number of cases infected with Corona Virus and currently under treatment in hospitals reached 15, including the 11 cases which have been recorded since the beginning of this month.
It pointed out that in the context of transparency pursued by the ministry, the continuation of the method of epidemiological monitoring followed by it, and the desire to brief all on the latest developments regarding Corona virus that causes Middle East respiratory symptoms, the ministry noted that it is still recorded sporadic cases infected with the virus in some parts of the Kingdom and the latest one in Taif Governorate.
Riyadh, Jumada II 10, 1436, Mar 30, 2015, SPA -- The Ministry of Health announced today that eight persons, whose ages range from 20-65, have tested positive of Corona virus in a number of urban centers in the Kingdom over the period from 2-8 Jumada 2436 corresponding to March 22 - 28, 2015.
A patient who was infected recently with the corona virus has died at one of the hospitals in Qasim, a newspaper reported quoting a statement by the Ministry of Health.
Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG)(Nasdaq:CBMX) announced today that CombiMatrix has produced pools of small interfering RNA molecules directed at specific genes of the SARS corona virus.
Corona Virus kills 394 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The VIROFREE formula - known as a quaternary ammonium compound - currently has approved labeling supporting surface disinfectant efficacy against two corona viruses, and is now in queue for testing the new corona virus mutation that causes SARS.
CAS Department of Health Sciences at (DHS) held an awareness campaign on MERS Corona Virus & H1N1 on November 19 in collaboration with QU Sports Science Program and the Biomedical Research Center (BRC).
Riyadh, 02 Muharram,1437 , 15 October,2015, SPA -- The Ministry of Health announced that four female workers from a company contracting with Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh were diagnosed as infected with Corona virus, but no cases of infection were registered among the university students.
The 80th infectee, 35, entered hospital again as he was confirmed positive with the MERS corona virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
One such disease is porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which is caused by corona virus.