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coronavirus

 [ko-ro´nah-vi″rus]
any of a group of morphologically similar, ether-sensitive viruses, probably RNA, causing infectious bronchitis in birds, hepatitis in mice, gastroenteritis in swine, and respiratory infections in humans.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
Any virus of the family Coronaviridae.

coronavirus

/co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (kŏ-ro´nah-vi″rus) any virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae.

Coronavirus

/Co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (ko-ro´nah-vi″rus) coronaviruses; a genus of viruses of the family Coronaviridae that cause respiratory disease and possibly gastroenteritis in humans and hepatitis, gastroenteritis, encephalitis, and respiratory disease in other animals.

coronavirus

(kə-rō′nə-vī′rəs)
n.
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.

coronavirus

[kôr′ənəvī′rəs]
Etymology: L, corona + virus, poison
a member of Coronaviridae, a family of viruses that includes several types capable of causing acute respiratory illnesses, including SARS. These viruses infect a wide variety of mammals (including humans) and birds. Along with rhinoviruses, coronaviruses are considered the primary causes of the common cold. Reinfection with the same genotype can occur. Other diseases caused by coronaviruses include hepatitis, neurological disease, infectious peritonitis, nephritis, and pancreatitis.

coronavirus

Virology The single genus of the family Coronaviridae, which have a corona or halo-like appearance by EM; coronaviruses cause RTIs , common cold, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. See SARS.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs)
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

coronavirus

One of the many types of virus that can cause the common cold. The virus has attracted much recent attention since it was discovered that a new strain of coronavirus was the cause of SARS.

Coronavirus

One of a family of RNA-containing viruses known to cause severe respiratory illnesses. In March 2003, a previously unknown coronavirus was identified as the causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
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coronavirus

a virus in the family Coronaviridae.

canine coronavirus
a cause of acute enteritis in dogs.
feline enteric coronavirus
a cause of mild enteritis in kittens. It is closely related to feline infectious peritonitis virus.
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Elaborating on Qatar's efforts, Merri said that all the concerned organisations have collectively worked to establish a database about corona virus, including the SCH, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, as they were able to build the needed capabilities and provide the necessary laboratories and devices.
He stressed that the ministry continues to strengthen its preventive procedures, adding that the ministry has formed an integrated medical team in charge of putting forward a strategy to confront the Corona virus in the Kingdom.
Some countries have seen an upsurge of the Corona Virus recently due to travelling and international commerce," he added.
It is difficult to develop a vaccine or treatment for the corona virus causing common colds," he said.
Last week,medical journal The Lancet suggested that a new kind of corona virus was the chief suspect for Sars.
ISLAMABAD -- National Institute of Health (NIH) on Monday advised the Pakistani pilgrims to take special preventive measures to protect themselves from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) during upcoming Hajj.
JEDDAH, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia Health Ministry on Monday reported 49 confirmed new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases during the last week; 47 cases in Riyadh and one in each of Najran, Abha and in the south of the Kingdom.
RIYADH: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus claimed the lives of three people on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 457 in the Kingdom.
The other two were infected from the 14th and 16th patients, who had contracted the corona virus from the first patient.
Dr Allam also added that his organisation was working closely with the health authorities in the UAE to educate Haj travellers about the prophylactic use of the antiseptic in containing not just the spread of Ebola but also that of Corona Virus during the pilgrimage.
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) yesterday announced that one of the two Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) cases reported in Qatar so far this year had "completely recovered" and was discharged from hospital on Sunday.
To assign a committee that would be headed by His Highness Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Deputy Premier, and include the membership of His Excellency, the Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning and His Excellency, the Minister of Health with the responsibility to ensure all camels in Bahrain undergo thorough examinations to ensure they are free from the deadly corona virus along with establishing all necessary preventative measures.