Coronavirus

How much of the coronavirus does it take to make you sick?

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For researchers, that’s the million-dollar question. While respiratory viruses like influenza and other coronaviruses should offer some insight, scientists are still scrambling for answers. For SARS, also a coronavirus, the estimated infective dose is a few hundred particles. On the other hand, for MERS, another coronavirus, the infective dose is believed to be much higher. (The New York Times)

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