None of us are expected to be experts in epidemiology (the branch of medicine which deals with diseases) , but we should at least know the back story behind the name of the disease that’s dominating the world right now.
Coronavirus belong to a family of viruses that have become common in infectious-disease outbreaks across the globe. There are seven strains of coronaviruses known to infect humans.
The coronavirus we’re dealing with today attacks the respiratory tract. Four of the other coronavirus strains cause common colds. The other two coronaviruses, SARS and MERS, both cause severe respiratory issues and rank among the deadliest of human infections.