History and Recent Advances in Coronavirus Discovery

  title={History and Recent Advances in Coronavirus Discovery},
  author={J. Kahn and K. Mcintosh},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  • J. Kahn, K. Mcintosh
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Human coronaviruses, first characterized in the 1960s, are responsible for a substantial proportion of upper respiratory tract infections in children. Since 2003, at least 5 new human coronaviruses have been identified, including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which caused significant morbidity and mortality. NL63, representing a group of newly identified group I coronaviruses that includes NL and the New Haven coronavirus, has been identified worldwide. These viruses are… CONTINUE READING
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