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Enlaces de interés sobre el Covid-19

Imagen tomada de: Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2 (orange). National Institute of  Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Resumen de enlaces de interés y noticias científicas sobre el Covid-19 para Microbiólogos y estudiantes de Microbiología



Andrés A. Arias, MSc, PhD.

Full Professor, School of Microbiology

University of Antioquia (UdeA)


Mapping the global spread of the coronavirus

National Geographic

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the world. What began as a mysterious pneumonia-like illness in Wuhan, China, has spread—two to three people at a time—across 178 countries and territories.


Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes

National Geographic

A curious life-form that lives in the park’s thermal pools makes a protein that changed the course of biomedical history.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) in The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Todos los artículos de NEJM Covid-19 son de texto completo gratis. https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.


Developing Covid-19 Vaccines at Pandemic Speed

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

The need to rapidly develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 comes at a time of explosion in basic scientific understanding, including in areas such as genomics and structural biology, that is supporting a new era in vaccine development.


Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says


In Wuhan, China, people with mild COVID-19 cases were taken to large facilities and not permitted to see their families. “Infected people must be isolated. That should happen everywhere,” George Gao says


No, the coronavirus wasn’t made in a lab. A genetic analysis shows it’s from nature


Scientists took conspiracy theories about SARS-CoV-2’s origins seriously, and debunked them.


The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2

Nature Medicine 

Since the first reports of novel pneumonia (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China1,2, there has been considerable discussion on the origin of the causative virus, SARS-CoV-23 (also referred to as HCoV-19)


Epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak, real-time case information

Nature Medicine 

Cases of a novel coronavirus were first reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, in December 2019 and have since spread across the world.


Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News


The Science journals are striving to provide the best and most timely research, analysis, and news coverage of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. All content is free to access.


2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Ongoing coverage of the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that causes a pneumonia-like disease with fever, cough and other respiratory symptoms.


How antibody tests work and could help fight the coronavirus


Questions about the tests’ accuracy still need to be answered


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Institutes of Health (USA)

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.


Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1


The stability of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1 was evaluated in aerosols and on various surfaces and estimated their decay rates using a Bayesian regression model


Nuevo coronavirus 2019

Pagina oficial de la Organización mundial de la Salud.


Páginas de interés en Facebook




Videos en Youtube.com sobre Covid19

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 structure

COVID-19: What Happens If You Get Coronavirus?


 Enlaces de artículos selectos encontrados en Pubmed: 

PubMed Results

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The SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Pipeline: an Overview.


Chen WH, Strych U, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME.


Curr Trop Med Rep. 2020 Mar 3:1-4. doi: 10.1007/s40475-020-00201-6. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


PMID: 32219057 [PubMed]


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Updated approaches against SARS-CoV-2.


Li H, Zhou Y, Zhang M, Wang H, Zhao Q, Liu J.


Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Mar 23. pii: AAC.00483-20. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00483-20. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


PMID: 32205349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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A Genomic Perspective on the Origin and Emergence of SARS-CoV-2.


Zhang YZ, Holmes EC.


Cell. 2020 Mar 26. pii: S0092-8674(20)30328-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.03.035. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 32220310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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Evolutionary Trajectory for the Emergence of Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.


Rehman SU, Shafique L, Ihsan A, Liu Q.


Pathogens. 2020 Mar 23;9(3). pii: E240. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9030240.


PMID: 32210130 [PubMed] Free Article


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Using the spike protein feature to predict infection risk and monitor the evolutionary dynamic of coronavirus.


Qiang XL, Xu P, Fang G, Liu WB, Kou Z.


Infect Dis Poverty. 2020 Mar 25;9(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s40249-020-00649-8.


PMID: 32209118 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article


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Genetic evolution analysis of 2019 novel coronavirus and coronavirus from other species.


Li C, Yang Y, Ren L.


Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Mar 10;82:104285. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104285. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 32169673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) - recent trends.


Kannan S, Shaik Syed Ali P, Sheeza A, Hemalatha K.


Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 Feb;24(4):2006-2011. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_202002_20378. Review.


PMID: 32141569 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Genome Detective Coronavirus Typing Tool for rapid identification and characterization of novel coronavirus genomes.


Cleemput S, Dumon W, Fonseca V, Karim WA, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LC, Deforche K, de Oliveira T.


Bioinformatics. 2020 Feb 28. pii: btaa145. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa145. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 32108862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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Why is COVID-19 so mild in children?


Brodin P.


Acta Paediatr. 2020 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/apa.15271. [Epub ahead of print]


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Herd immunity - estimating the level required to halt the COVID-19 epidemics in affected countries.


Kwok KO, Lai F, Wei WI, Wong SYS, Tang J.


J Infect. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0163-4453(20)30154-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.03.027. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


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Functional exhaustion of antiviral lymphocytes in COVID-19 patients.


Zheng M, Gao Y, Wang G, Song G, Liu S, Sun D, Xu Y, Tian Z.


Cell Mol Immunol. 2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1038/s41423-020-0402-2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


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Could Intravenous Immunoglobulin Collected from Recovered Coronavirus Patients Protect against COVID-19 and Strengthen the Immune System of New Patients?


Jawhara S.


Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Mar 25;21(7). pii: E2272. doi: 10.3390/ijms21072272.


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Dysregulation of immune response in patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.


Qin C, Zhou L, Hu Z, Zhang S, Yang S, Tao Y, Xie C, Ma K, Shang K, Wang W, Tian DS.


Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 12. pii: ciaa248. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa248. [Epub ahead of print]


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Immune responses in COVID-19 and potential vaccines: Lessons learned from SARS and MERS epidemic.


Prompetchara E, Ketloy C, Palaga T.


Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2020 Mar;38(1):1-9. doi: 10.12932/AP-200220-0772. Review.


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Quantitative Detection and Viral Load Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Infected Patients.


Yu F, Yan L, Wang N, Yang S, Wang L, Tang Y, Gao G, Wang S, Ma C, Xie R, Wang F, Tan C, Zhu L, Guo Y, Zhang F.


Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 28. pii: ciaa345. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa345. [Epub ahead of print]


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Stability Issues of RT-PCR Testing of SARS-CoV-2 for Hospitalized Patients Clinically Diagnosed with COVID-19.


Li Y, Yao L, Li J, Chen L, Song Y, Cai Z, Yang C.


J Med Virol. 2020 Mar 26. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25786. [Epub ahead of print]


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