There are many different types of viruses, including a family known as the ‘coronaviruses’. Examples of the coronaviruses are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV1) and SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses mostly affect the respiratory system.

SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus in kleur

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

MERS

Dromedarissen in woestijn

MERS Middle East Respiratory Syndrome  (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

SARS-CoV1

vrouw met momdkapje

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV1)