This review aims to asses the actual data from recently published literature dealing with the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) isolated in automn 2019. Similarly to the classical Coronavirus (cCoV) identified 18 years ago, also the nCoV has emerged in China, though in a different region. The large number of papers dealing with similar topics clearly points at its importance as well as at the unexpected danger for public health. Herewith the clinical signs of typical nCoV disease as well as the related pathological states are briefly outlined. Last but not least, relevant epidemiological data are presented in order to trace of the routes of nCoV spread in human population, with special regards to the region of Middle Europe. The data presented are useful not only for the understanding of coronavirus replication, but also for the description of virion structure and for interpreting its properties.
Published Date: 2021-01-27; Received Date: 2021-01-06