|Rotating model of a SARS coronavirus 2 showing its different components. These are S-Protein (spikes), M-Protein (orange), Envelope Protein E (pale blue) and the Haemagglutinin-esterase HE-protein (pale green). Inside the protein coat is the coiled RNA genetic material, with N-proteins (dark blue). SARS-CoV-2 (formerly 2019-CoV) is the virus responsible for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in December 2019. The disease, called 2019-COVID, is a respiratory disease related to the SARS epidemic of 2003. This clip is delivered on a transparent alpha channel background.