General characteristics of the Human Coronavirus (HCoVs) and the new
coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that produces COVID-19 illness.
The new coronavirus has been named severe acute respiratory syndrome
coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible of the COVID-19 illness, it is a
virus that belongs to the Coronavirus family, it is the third virus in
this family that causes an epidemic. It originated in China and has
spread throughout the world. It is highly pathogenic and transmissible
that mainly affects the respiratory tract and can cause death. There is
not antiviral drug or vaccines against COVID-19 illness, infected person
only have supportive treatments. Recently, some antiviral drugs and
vaccines are being valued. In this review, we described the general
characteristics of HCoVs and latest research of the transmission,
prevention and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and some
treatments and vaccines more development for to combat COVID-19 illness.