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Indiana State Department of Health


Novel Coronavirus renamed MERS-Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to better understand the public health risk posed by a novel coronavirus that was first reported to cause human infection in September 2012.




  • An electron micrograph of a thin section of novel coronavirus, showing the spherical particles and cross-sections through the viral nucleocapsid.
  • Image source: Maureen Metcalfe/Azaibi Tamin