Coronavirus, discovered in the 1930s

Although the virus in the period of 2009-2020 is easily referred to as the Coronavirus, it has been identified since the 1930s. Coronavirus is a group of viruses that occur in mammals and birds.

The first case of the virus was discovered in 1930 in domestic poultry and caused severe respiratory illness. This type of rotavirus is called infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).

In 1940, two other viruses were detected in mice and other animals. These viruses are mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) and transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV).

The first human case of the coronavirus was discovered in 1960. At that time, those infected were suffering from severe cold. These viruses were named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43.

2003 SARS-CoV; HCOV NL63, 2004; HKU1, 2005 MERS-CoV in 2012 and SARS-CoV-2, which began in 2019, are all infected with the virus.

The current version of our coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus infection 2019 shortened and called COVID-19. Most coronaviruses cause severe respiratory illnesses.