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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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In severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections, a similar association was observed between worse outcome and higher virus load, as measured in nasopharyngeal, serum, and fecal samples (22).
The MOH assures the public that there is no reason for increased concern over MERS coronavirus infections in the Sultanate.
CyDDE (CyHAN)- Saudi Arabia on Friday reported 5 new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ( MERS) coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 1,024, Saudi health ministry reported.
With the emergence of Middle East respiratory syndrome in 2012, the severe acute respiratory syndrome chapter is now expanded and renamed "SARS, MERS and other Coronavirus Infections.
The envoy said the Indonesian government has warned its pilgrims to take care of their health while performing Umrah because of the spike in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infections in Saudi Arabia and other countries.
Azruei dismissed as "completely untrue" a report that a private hospital in the city of Zarqa had been shut down due to a sharp rise in cases of coronavirus infections, adding that no new cases had been recorded at the hospital other than those declared previously.
NNA - Health Minister Wael Abou Faour on Wednesday called on the Lebanese citizens not to panic, affirming that Lebanon has zero Coronavirus infections.
This insight is critical for a full understanding of any outbreaks caused by such viruses and may prove beneficial in the development of therapies not only for human coronavirus infections but for other pathogenic illnesses as well.
Health: confirms Bahrain is free of coronavirus infections.
Noureddine Ben Achour, Director General of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases said 43 cases of Coronavirus infections was reported in the world, including two cases in Tunisia, and 20 deaths.
Dr Abdallah Assaedi, the representative of WHO in Muscat, said there are no recorded cases of novel coronavirus infections in Oman.
Since then, health authorities across the UAE have been coordinating with one another, as well as other organisations in the UAE, to monitor any cases of coronavirus infections, as reported by Gulf News earlier.