Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens - Chapter 7: Coronaviridae: 100,000 Years of Emergence and Reemergence

Elsevier, Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens, Volume 1: Fundamental and Basic Virology Aspects of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogens, 2020, Pages 127-149
Yassine Kasmi, Khadija Khataby, Amal Souiri, Moulay Mustapha Ennaji

The coronavirus family (Coronaviridae) is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA, with a size of 27 kb. These viruses have a potential species specificity and interspecies transmission. The interspecies transmission of viruses from one host species to another is a major factor responsible for the majority of emerging and reemerging infections. The Coronaviridae is one of the most popular emerging viral families that threaten to the public health.