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Table 1: Major Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Past Two Decades 

Year Outbreak
2019 SARS-CoV-2
2018 Lassa
2017 Zika
2017 Ebola
2014 Chikungunya
2014 Ebola
2012 MERS
2010 Cholera
2009 H1N1 Influenza
2004 H5N1 Influenza
2003 SARS-CoV-1
2001 Enterovirus 71
2001 Nipah

Source: G20 HLIP. A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age

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Betacoronavirus (β-CoVs or Beta-CoVs) is one of four genera (Alpha-, Beta-, Gamma-, and Delta-) of coronaviruses.

Sarbecovirus. Severe acute respiratory syndrome–related coronavirus (including SARS-CoV-2)

Coronaviridae. Family of enveloped, positive-strand RNA viruses which infect amphibians, birds, and mammals.

SARS-CoV-2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

EXAMPLE: Phylogenetic tree of Coronaviridae with host species indicated by color