Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus electron micrograph (image CDC)
First reported in Wuhan, China in 2019 and it is too soon to establish the possible fetal teratogenic effects of infection.
Coronaviruses (Latin corona = crown or halo) name refers to the appearance of their virions, due to the presence of a "crown" of surface spikes. Several of the coronavirus infections in humans occur initially as respiratory infections that originated from animal contact as a zoonotic infection.
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