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The Coronavirus is a club shaped virus, approximately 120 to 160 nanometers long. It is an evnveloped virus, form internally of a single stranded positive sense RNA strand. It's appearance, that of 'corona' resembles that of a solar illusion from which is named.

Although this virus is predominantly very mild in nature during human infection, it's respiratory dehabilitation can be known to cause much more severe disorders. The SARS outbreak occured because of a very nasty strain of the Coronavirus, easily spread through the 'secretions' of respiratory transmissions.

The Coronavirus is also known to affect birds and other mammals. Seen below is a detailed picture of the infective corona virus.

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