According to Wikipedia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin that surfaced in the early 2000s caused by the first-identified strain of the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1). Published in 2010, scientists believe that forest clearing and the destruction of bird habits resulted in the outbreak of SARS in 2002, which caused 77 deaths. Read more study findings here .
There are THREE distinct strains of the novel coronavirus in the world and while china's epidemic was driven by an early mutation that quickly spread in the UK, the US is suffering from an original variation. Type A is closes to the one fond in bats and pangolins and has two sub-clusters. One sub-cluster linked to Wuhan and the other is common in US and Australia . Type B is derived from type A and has become the most prevalent in Wuhan. Type C is the 'daughter' of type B and was spread to Europe via Singapore. Three types of the deadly coronavirus are spreading around the world - and the US is being rocked by the original strain from China. Cambridge University researchers mapped the genetic history of the infection from December to March and found three distinct, but closely related, variants. Analysis of the strains showed type A - the original virus that jumped to humans from bats via pangolins - was not China's most common. Instead, the pandemi