Jumping species—a mechanism for coronavirus persistence and survival

Vineet Menachery, Rachel L. Graham, Ralph S. Baric

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Abstract

Zoonotic transmission of novel viruses represents a significant threat to global public health and is fueled by globalization, the loss of natural habitats, and exposure to new hosts. For coronaviruses (CoVs), broad diversity exists within bat populations and uniquely positions them to seed future emergence events. In this review, we explore the host and viral dynamics that shape these CoV populations for survival, amplification, and possible emergence in novel hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Virology
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Virology

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