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.
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).