Coronavirus is a virus that typically affects the airways of birds and mammals, including humans. Doctors have linked them to the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and covid-19. They also affect the gut.

These viruses are more likely to cause the common cold than serious illness. However, coronavirus has also caused some more serious outbreaks.

Over the past 70 years, scientists have discovered that coronavirus can infect mice, rats, dogs, cats, turkeys, horses, pigs and cattle. Sometimes, these animals transmit coronavirus to humans.

Researchers first isolated a coronavirus in 1937. They found a coronavirus responsible for an infectious bronchitis virus in birds that had the ability to devastate poultry stocks.

In the 1960s, scientists found the first evidence of human coronavirus (HCoV) in the noses of people with the common cold. Two human coronaviruses are responsible for most common colds: OC43 and 229E.

1 Comment
  1. Samantha 3 months ago

    Dear Siqui:
    I am surprised by your post, “What To Know About Coronaviruses,” because it is a very interesting topic at the moment, since we are in quarantine. It is very good to continue being informed about this virus that affects us all.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ In the 1960s, scientists found the first evidence of human coronavirus (HCoV) in the noses of people with the common cold.” I think this is amazing because In this year there was already a coronavirus and nobody said it was something to quarantine like we are right now. It is interesting that this already existed before and nobody was scared in those years.

    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is an interesting topic. I would like you to continue reporting more about this virus. It would be great.


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