[What is the origin of SARS-CoV-2?]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2020 Jan 1;58(1):1-2.
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Every time a pandemic occurs, dozens of theories emerge to attribute the origin of the event to different facts. The COVID-19 pandemic that has hit virtually all the globe has been no exception. What is known so far about the origin of the virus that causes COVID 19? The first investigations on the origin of this disease have determined that it is a new type of virus, the origin of which is most likely zoonotic.

Cada vez que se produce una pandemia surgen decenas de teorías que atribuyen el origen de los acontecimientos a distintos hechos. La pandemia de COVID-19 que ha azotado a prácticamente todo el mundo no ha sido la excepción. ¿Qué se sabe hasta ahora sobre el origen del virus causante de COVID-19? Las primeras investigaciones sobre el origen de esta enfermedad han determinado que se trata de un nuevo tipo de virus, cuyo origen muy probablemente sea de tipo zoonótico.

Keywords: Coronavirus Infections; Pandemics; SARS Virus; Virus Diseases.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Coronavirus Infections / genetics*
  • Coronavirus Infections / pathology
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / genetics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / pathology
  • Zoonoses / virology*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2