Coronavirus Linked to SARS: WHO | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, April 16 – Scientists have successfully identified a coronavirus as the cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the World Health Organization announced today.

A total of 13 laboratories from 10 countries collaborated to satisfy Koch’s postulates, a series of four tests for verifying whether a virus is a causative agent. The tests are: 

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