AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Human Coronavirus

From: Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 28e

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Human coronavirus OC43. Note the characteristic large, widely spaced spikes that form a “corona” around the virion (297,000×). Note - this is not 2019-nCov.An electron micrograph shows a cellular view of the Human coronavirus, O C 43, appearing as a spherical particle with large spiked surface projections forming the corona.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education

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