What did coronavirus evolve from?

Asked By: Thurman Roberts
Date created: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 9:14 PM
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Where Did the Coronavirus Come From? Experts say SARS-CoV-2 originated in bats. That’s also how the coronaviruses behind Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory ...
Answered By: Jerome Runolfsson
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 4:17 AM
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are two highly transmissible and pathogenic viruses that emerged in humans at the beginning of the 21st century. Both viruses likely originated in bats, and genetically diverse corona …
Answered By: Reva Keebler
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 12:22 PM
The family tree also gives insight into the geographic origins of these viruses, Wells said. So far, all ACE2-using viruses have been detected in Yunnan province, implying that SARS-CoV-2 did not originate in Wuhan, where the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, but elsewhere in China. One unanswered question is, why did SARS-CoV-2 emerge now?
Answered By: Adelle Stehr
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 9:07 PM
This process of changing and selection of successful variants is called “virus evolution.” Some mutations can lead to changes in a virus’s characteristics, such as altered transmission (for example, it may spread more easily) or severity (for example, it may cause more severe disease).
Answered By: Nellie Barton
Date created: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 12:09 AM
In one scenario, the virus evolved to its current pathogenic state through natural selection in a non-human host and then jumped to humans. This is how previous coronavirus outbreaks have emerged, with humans contracting the virus after direct exposure to civets (SARS) and camels (MERS).
Answered By: Cleora Bins
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 2:24 PM
The coronavirus, which first sickened people in China in December, is thought to have passed from animals to humans, like many similar pathogens, but nothing has been confirmed yet by any...
Answered By: Eudora Ondricka
Date created: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 12:39 AM
Human Middle East respiratory syndrome is a zoonotic respiratory disease caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) originating from camels in the Arabian Peninsula. While there are a large number of camels in East Africa, often traded to the Arabian Peninsula, no autochthonous human MERS-CoV case is...
Answered By: Lonie Dickinson
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 4:49 PM
How the novel coronavirus has evolved. The world is now dealing with a different type of SARS-CoV-2 than the one that emerged in China almost a year ago, with mutations creating at least seven...
Answered By: Jasen Bartell
Date created: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 9:57 PM
The coronavirus was first reported in China in 2019, spread to all parts of the world as global COVID-19 cases are nearing the grim milestone of 100 million. Even though it is a well-known fact that viruses mutate, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 has become more transmissible with experts still investigating how it became more infectious.
Answered By: Savanna West
Date created: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 10:18 PM
Suspicious internet sleuths combed through genomic databases and found that RaTG13 was an exact match for a bat coronavirus called 4991 retrieved from a cave implicated in an unexplained outbreak ...
Answered By: Ryleigh Dare
Date created: Tue, Apr 6, 2021 6:58 AM
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Where Did the Coronavirus Come From? Experts say SARS-CoV-2 originated in bats. That’s also how the coronaviruses behind Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory...
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We have known for decades that dogs can contract coronaviruses, most commonly the canine respiratory coronavirus (not COVID-19). The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not believed to be a health...
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Scientists first identified a human coronavirus in 1965. It caused a common cold. Later that decade, researchers found a group of similar human and animal viruses and named them after their...
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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, infect only animals and do not infect people.
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