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What does HCoV stand for?

HCoV stands for Human Coronavirus

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Four to five different currently known strains of coronaviruses infect humans and the most publicised human coronavirus, Sars-CoV which causes Sars, has a unique pathogenesis because it causes both upper and lower respiratory tract infections and can also cause gastroenteritis.
Viruses from the lung tissue in Toronto patients readily infected monkey kidney cells, and no known human coronavirus infects that cell line.
Perhaps it is a mutated form of one of the two known species of human coronavirus.
Prof Eccles's view is backed up by a study in Hong Kong which found strong evidence that a new kind of human coronavirus is the main cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or Sars.