coronavirus, ebolavirus, the Wuhan coronavirus, pneumonia, the plague of Justinian
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses. They consist of a core of genetic material surrounded by an envelope with protein spikes. This gives it the appearance of a _____. '_____' in Latin is called 'corona' and that's how these viruses get their name.
Ebola is caused by six species of virus with four known to cause sickness in humans and each is named after the _____ of their outbreaks. The first known species was Zaire Ebola virus discovered in 1976 near Zaire's Ebola river.
Named after the emperor at the time, the Pague of _____ is estimated to have wiped out about half of Europe's population.
In December 2019, there was a cluster of _____ cases in China. Investigations found that it was caused by a previously unknown virus, now named the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
It's known that the coronaviruses circulate in a range of animals. Sometimes these viruses can make the jump from animals to humans. This is called a _____.
The virus was initially referred to as the 2019-nCoV or the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and was informally called the _____ Coronavirus.