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Epidemiology for public health
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Epidemiology for public health - ISS
Italiano (Italian)
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of respiratory viruses that can cause mild to moderate illnesses, ranging from the common cold to respiratory syndromes such as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). They are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface, “corona” being the Latin for “crown”.