See what Coronavirus looks like – microscope picture of coronavirus (Photos)

See what Coronavirus looks like - microscope picture of coronavirus (Pictures)

The images of the current outbreak of the new coronavirus under the microscope is one everybody longs to see.

With the Coronavirus first case announced in Lagos, Nigeria, being very protective has become a necessity to avoid getting infected and scientists are looking to see pictures of the virus looks like under the microscope.

The pictures below shows what the Coronavirus looks like up close.

These images were made using scanning and transmission electron microscopes at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. NIAID is part of the National Institutes of Health.

 

COVID-19 coronavirus is seen in yellow, emerging from cells (in blue and pink) cultured in the lab. This image is from a scanning electron microscope. NIAID-RML
This image from a scanning electron microscope shows, in orange, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. The virus was isolated from a patient in the U.S. and is seen here emerging from the surface of cells — in gray — cultured in the lab. NIAID-RML
In this image from a scanning electron microscope, the new coronavirus is in orange. NIAID-RML

NIAID notes that the images look rather similar to previous coronavirus MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which emerged in 2012) and the original SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which emerged in 2002).

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