Advance Journal of Virology, Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases

Emergent virus and zoonosis


Welburn Nakao*

An emerging virus is a virus that has a significant increase in incidence/geographical scope or it will have the potential to increase in the near future. Emerging viruses are one of the main causes of emerging infectious diseases and cause public health problems on a global scale because they may cause disease outbreaks, leading to epidemics and pandemics. In addition to causing disease, emerging viruses can also have serious economic impacts. Recent examples include the SARS-related coronavirus, which caused the SARS 20022004 (SARSCoV1) outbreak and the COVID19 SARSCoV2 pandemic 2019- 21.


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