Coronavirus: A pandemic! How did the coronavirus pandemic happen, the burning question that is in everyone’s mind right now? It has made quite a stir that people are in a loss of how to tackle this mighty situation. From lacking the knowledge of prevention and protection, spreading rumors about how it is spreading, the world has come to a standstill.
Coronavirus, a large family of viruses, may cause a wide range of diseases. From causing common cold to a more severe respiratory symptom like severe acute respiratory syndrome(SARS) and middle eastern respiratory syndrome(MERS), coronavirus has already shown its dangerous side to the world.
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has recently been identified in 2019. It is a zoonotic virus that mainly spreads between animals and humans. The 2002-04 SARS outbreak was due to the transformation of the virus from civet cats to humans. MERS outbreak happened in the middle eastern countries due to transformation from dromedary camels to humans.