HISTORY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Along with natural disasters, infectious diseases are among the top unintentional causes of human death and suffering the world over. It has been said, the history of the human species is the history of infectious diseases. These diseases have left their mark on humanity, warping the course of human history in their wake. 

The history of virology has periodically been impacted by eruptions of epidemic and pandemic diseases. 

Coronaviruses are a large family of different viruses. Some of them cause the common cold in humans. Others infect animals, including bats, camels,

and cattle.