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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has precipitated the present outbreak of COVID-19, a highly infectious respiratory disease. This Collection brings together advances in the tools researchers are developing to combat this pandemic – from methods of detection, to potential treatment – updates relating to current events and epidemiological research, and insights into the virus’ origin, evolution and biology, including potential animal vectors.


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Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis

Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Vaccines

Epidemiology and Public Health