Among the top coronavirus news out today are: New coronavirus cases continue to surge across the U.S., breaking records in multiple states.
A virus is defined as any of a various number of submicroscopic parasites that can infect any animal, plant or bacteria and often lead to very serious or even deadly diseases. A virus consists of a core of RNA or DNA, generally surrounded by a protein, lipid or glycoprotein coat, or some combination of the three. No virus can replicate without the help of a host cell, and though they can be spread, viruses lack the ability of self-reproduction and are not always considered to be living organisms in the regular sense.Some of the most common or best known viruses include the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the virus that causes AIDS, the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, smallpox, multiple sclerosis, and the human papilloma virus, now believed to be a leading cause of cervical cancer in adult women. The common human cold is also caused by a virus.Since a great deal of mystery still surrounds the origins of most modern viruses, ways to cure these viruses and the diseases they cause are still in the very early stages of development.
Bats carry a lot of viruses, some of which make people sick. So why don't bats get sick from these pathogens?
How will you know if you have the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease? Here are the most common symptoms.
Since the new coronavirus was first discovered in January, many people have compared it with a more well-known disease: The flu.
Zoonotic diseases are on the rise, but the transfer of a disease-causing germ from an animal to a human is still very rare.
For anyone wondering whether "disinfectant injections" to treat coronavirus are around the corner, the answer is absolutely not.
The novel coronavirus may have been spreading in the San Francisco Bay Area well before anyone knew, as a coroner has reported two COVID-19 fatalities there in early February.
Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Several ideas have been put forward from natural-borne in bats, an escape from a lab in Wuhan and others. Here's the murky origin story of the novel coronavirus.
Here's why New York is being hit the hardest by the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S., with more cases and more related deaths per capita than any other state.
Here are links to coronavirus pages from U.S. state and local health departments, where you can get practical information for your locale and the spread of COVID-19.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland has now recorded 161,145 cases of the Coronavirus, making it fifth highest in the world.
The female tiger named Nadia is one of six big cats that appear to have contracted the coronavirus from a zoo caretaker.
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin.
A domestic cat in Belgium was confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that's spreading across the globe.