Science & Tech Spotlight: Coronaviruses
Science & Tech Spotlight: Coronaviruses, Report No. GAO-20-472SP, Mar. 2020
Coronaviruses can spread rapidly and cause outbreaks with high mortality rates. They were not considered a major risk for humans until the SARS outbreak in 2002. Since then, there have been multiple highly contagious outbreaks originating in animals and spreading to humans—most recently the outbreak in Wuhan, China of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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