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Coronaviruses: a paradigm of new emerging zoonotic diseases.

Authors
  • Salata, Cristiano1
  • Calistri, Arianna1
  • Parolin, Cristina1
  • Palù, Giorgio1
  • 1 Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 63, 35121, Padova, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pathogens and disease
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
77
Issue
9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/femspd/ftaa006
PMID: 32065221
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

A novel type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infecting humans appeared in Wuhan, China, at the end of December 2019. Since the identification of the outbreak the infection quickly spread involving in one month more than 31,000 confirmed cases with 638 death. Molecular analysis suggest that 2019-nCoV could be originated from bats after passaging in intermediate hosts, highlighting the high zoonotic potential of coronaviruses. © FEMS 2020.

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