Coronaviruses are viruses that cause coronaviruses, which cause a variety of respiratory diseases, including meningitis, snotty noses and colds. The corona virus has evolved a lineage that is also responsible for some infections with HIV, a human immunodeficiency virus.
Now researchers have learned that a single virus can re-infect people at a high rate, if not a rate that is uniform. However, most re-infections are not due to “social reservoir” (fans) — that is, a person’s good intentions at touching a contaminated object — but by an animal such as a camel or horse. Coronaviruses infect animals because they can enter them through the skin or mucus membranes.
Worse, re-infections are still increasing, based on new research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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