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Everything you need to know about coronavirus

Source: Wikipedia The outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan city of China and other regions of globe is becoming severe day by day. With the First cases of coronavirus infection confirmed by the Health Ministry of Kerala State, India too in on the verge of facing this global emergency caused by this moderately deadly but severely troublesome virus. Here is what you need to know about the coronavirus: What is coronavirus? The term corona, originating from Latin term corona which means crown, was given to a family of viruses first discovered in 1960s due to the crown like appearance of their particles . In humans, these viruses are known for causing respiratory infections including common cold. According to WHO, the stringent forms of these viruses are known for causing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), that killed 774 around the globe in 2003, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) named after its outbreak in some middle eastern countries in 2012. The one that h