Tag: corona incubation period

Details on Decoding the Genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus

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Decoding the Genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus from sample of the 41 years old man who worked at sea food market in Wuhan, China. Interesting facts: -Genome of less than 30000 long vs over 3 billion human genome -NSP12 protein: Drug Remdesivir interfere with NSP12 protein in other corona virus. Trails underway to see if this drug can treat Covid-19.Thailand started treating people with this drug very early. -Spike protein S: tetrahedral (S,E,M,N). Forms a crown like spikes which give corona virus their name. Attached to the protein ACE2 found in the cells in human airway. The mutation in this protein is the crucial step in its evolution from a virus that infected bats and other species. Scientists are working to design the vaccines that could prevent the spikes from attaching to human cel...
How dangerous is the CORONA virus?

How dangerous is the CORONA virus?

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There are three parameters to understand in order to assess the magnitude of the risk posed by this novel coronavirus: Transmission Rate (Ro) - number of newly infected people from a single case Case Fatality Rate (CFR) - percent of cases that result in death Determine whether asymptomatic transmission is possible How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? (Ro) The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) of a virus is indicated by its reproductive number (Ro, pronounced R-nought or r-zero), which represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus. WHO's estimated (on Jan. 23) Ro to be between 1.4 and 2.5. [13] Other studies have estimated a Ro between 3.6 and 4.0, and between 2.24 to 3.58. [23]....