It all started with an epidemic of pneumonia of viral appearance and of unknown etiology that emerged in China, in December 2019. On January 2020, the discovery of a new coronavirus was announced (SARS-CoV-2). This coronavirus is the agent responsible for the new infectious respiratory disease called Covid-19. All you want to know about SARS-CoV-2, the Covid-19 epidemic and the research projects conducted at the Institut Pasteur is on this webpage.
Discover our mobilization and the impact of our research in the response to the Covid-19 crisis.
You can also access all our scientific publications as well as mathematical modeling about the dynamics of the epidemic and the impact of control measures.
Here are the news, press releases and videos from the Institut Pasteur (located in Paris), which was mobilized as soon as the first cases were announced, following the declaration of the epidemic by the Chinese authorities.