BMF 95 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) is a virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. COVID-19 is a virus that is likely to have zoonotic origins much like other coronaviruses; SARS (SARS-CoV) and MERS. This disease is highly contagious and is now classified as a pandemic. Although most people infected are asymptomatic, have mild or varied symptoms, severe cases include difficulty breathing and require hospitalisation. The vulnerable population include people over 60 and those with a weakened immune system or pre-existing health conditions. People with higher chances of complications include smokers, those with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer. Since there are still many unknowns, researching this disease is paramount amongst the scientific community. Currently, there are no vaccines or treatments for COVID-19, but some clinical trials aim to find drugs already available to help aid in treatment of the disease.


Chiron now offer a range of reference materials for the proposed COVID-19 therapeutics, to support hospital and research laboratories in their vital search for a cure.

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