Scientists from the University of California found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes disease COVID-19, uses to infect the body’s appendages, similar to tentacles. It is reported by The Financial Times.

These processes, according to the researchers, allow infection to spread rapidly

Study leader, Professor Nevan Krogan, says that "sinister tentacles" through the membrane of the cells, and the infection is transmitted from one cell to another.

In addition, scientists have found that after infection the cells of the human body as a "zombie" do all "instructions" of the virus that distinguishes it from all known infections.

The first two cases of mers identified in Russia 31 January the citizens of China. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. As measures in Russia were declared non-working days, in some regions introduced a state of isolation, was discontinued flights and closed borders. In the world the number would exceed 9 million, for all time from the coronavirus has killed more than 400 thousand people.