The new coronavirus “COVID-19” has claimed more than 1,500 lives and sickened thousands,media CNET reported. There is a full awareness that this will have terrible consequences. Now, we have a better understanding of the virus itself. The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released new images of the virus on Thursday.
NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Montana uses specialized equipment to scan and transmit electron microscopes to capture digital color close-ups.
The virus sampleused in the image was taken from a patient’s body in the United States.
The COVID-19 virus looks very similar to the microscope images of the associated coronavirusMERS and SARS. NIAID said: “This is not surprising: the bulge on the surface of the coronavirus gives the virus family the Latin name of the corona – which is the Latin word for “crown” – and almost all coronaviruses have a similar appearance. “