- Coronaviruses are RNA enveloped viruses; there are six known human coronaviruses.
- Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
- SARS and MERS also were coronavirus (discovered in 2019) – these originated in bats, civets and camels then spread to humans.
- COVID 19 is a new strain of coronavirus. The source is most likely from an animal to person, now indicating a person to person spread.
For more information on Covid 19, download the Infection Prevention With i-fiber® PDF pamphlet.