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Coronavirus news, funding and resources for global health researchers

Transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2. Courtesy of NIAID-RML.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses in humans. However, three coronaviruses have caused more serious and fatal disease in people: SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in November 2002 and causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which emerged in 2012 and causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS); and SARS-CoV-2, which emerged in 2019 and causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) leads NIH COVID-19 basic and pre-clinical research, and NIH research to develop treatments for coronaviruses.

Fogarty grantees and trainees played major roles in the research response to COVID-19 in various countries, including Cambodia, China, Haiti, Peru, and South Africa.


Fogarty, NIH Global Health Commun​ities Respond to COVID

​Scientific Publications

  • NIH Preprint Pilot​​
  • LitCovid - a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information COVID-19
    National Center for Biotechnology Information and NLM
  • iSearch COVID-19 portfolio - Curated source for publications related to COVID-19 from the Computational Biology Branch, NCBI/NLM​​​

Resources for Researchers

Research Projects and Clinical Trials

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Updated February 16, 2024