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coronavirus (EN)

GC: n

S: WHO - http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/en/(external link) (last access: 17 June 2015); DORLAND.

N: 1. New Latin, from corona + virus; from their shape as seen under an electron microscope.
2. Coronaviridae is generally considered to contain two genera, Coronavirus and Torovirus, which differ in nucleocapsid morphology, the former being helical and the latter being tubular. Coronaviruses are important agents of gastrointestinal disease in humans, poultry, and bovines. In humans, a species known as SARS coronavirus.
3. Cultural Interrelation: A 65-year-old man who survived the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) but was left weakened has died of a lung infection.

S: 1. http://findwords.info/term/coronavirus(external link) (last access: 17 June 2015). 2. EncBrit - http://global.britannica.com/topic/Coronavirus-virus-genus(external link) (last access: 17 June 2015). 3. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/man-overcame-mers-dies-germany-lung-infection-31796751(external link) (last access: 17 June 2015).

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