Here are the Images of Coronavirus

Here's What the New Coronavirus Looks Like Super Close-up

Here's What the New Coronavirus Looks Like Super Close-up

US researchers published new images of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China, some of the most detailed visuals yet of the pathogen.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the USA released new images of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, February 13. They were made with scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Electron microscopes use a beam of energy to take detailed pictures of objects that can be too small to see with normal microscope.

The images of the virus, known as 2019-nCoV, have been colorized to make them easier to view.

Rocky Mountain Laboratory investigator Emmie de Wit, Ph.D., provided the virus samples to the lab as part of her research and microscopist Elizabeth Fischer was able to produce the images.

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

The ravaging disease has already killed thousands of people in China and other countries with some Ghanaians praying very hard that the deadly virus won't surface here.

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