Discover the latest information on 2019-nCoV including the current knowledge on its transmissibility, origin and clinical features.
A new study in The Lancet has suggested that the novel coronavirus was most genetically similar to two SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin, but that there may be the possibility of another animal host acting as an intermediate host between bats and humans.
Fears are growing that COVID-19 could become a global pandemic as new cases are reported globally, including a huge spike in cases in South Korea and Iran, and more countries reporting cases.
A DNA vaccine for MERS-CoV was demonstrated to be well-tolerated and immunogenic in a Phase I, first-in-human trial.
In this interview we speak to Vineet Menachery about his recent talk at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference (8–11 April, Belfast, UK) suggesting that CoV emergence is more complicated than receptor binding alone.