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CORONAVIRUSES

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Coronaviruses – so-called because in electron micrographs the spikes projecting from the virus resemble a crown – are a group of viruses which have been isolated from people with common colds (see COLD, COMMON) and have also been shown to produce common colds under experimental conditions. Their precise significance in the causation of the common cold is still undetermined.

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