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Covid-19 :The camouflage of a serial killer
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Poster Title: Covid-19 :The camouflage of a serial killer
Submitted on 05 Mar 2021
Author(s): Satyabrata Kundu
Affiliations: ISF College of Pharmacy
This poster was presented at ISF College of Pharmacy
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Abstract: Coronaviruses possess a distinctive morphology, the name being derived from the outer fringe, or “corona” of embedded envelope protein. Members
of the family Coronaviridae. Coronaviruses are single-stranded RNA viruses, about 120 nanometers in diameter. They are susceptible to mutation and
recombination and are therefore highly diverse. There are about 40 different varieties and they mainly infect human and non-human mammals and
birds. They reside in bats and wild birds, and can spread to other animals and hence to humans.
Summary: Coronavirus disease was first described in 1931, with the first coronavirus (HCoV-229E) isolated from humans in 1965. Until the outbreak of severe
acute respiratory syndrome in late 2002, only two human coronaviruses (HCoV) were known – HCoV-229E and HCoV-OC43. Once the SARS
coronavirus (SARS-CoV) had been identified, two further human coronaviruses were identified.
References: *Belouzard S, Millet JK, Licitra BN, Whittaker GR. Mechanisms of coronavirus cell entry mediated by the
viral spike protein. Viruses 2012;4:1011-33.
*Cascella M, Rajnik M, Cuomo A, Dulebohn SC, Di Napoli R. Features, Evaluation, and Treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 2021 Jan 16. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan–. PMID: 32150360.
*Cui J, Li F, Shi ZL. Origin and evolution of pathogenic coronaviruses. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2019 Mar;17(3):181-192. doi: 10.1038/s41579-018-0118-9. PMID: 30531947; PMCID: PMC7097006.
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