Background: The world is presently experiencing the devastating pandemic by a coronavirus
that compelled the whole research communities to relook the epidemiology of these viruses, particularly
their evolution and transmission in the milieu of the human-animal interface.
Methods: The data from various databases like Science Direct, PubMed, Elsevier, Scopus, and Nature
has been referred to classify the virus, its epidemiology, zoonotic potential, and its host determinants.
The literature survey started when COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic by the WHO.
Results and Conclusion: In this review article, we discuss the paradigm of coronaviruses as a new
emerging zoonotic disease. We also examine the zoonotic concerns of these viruses in the setting of
interspecies transmission and their consequences. These critical findings might be helpful for researchers
to understand the mechanism of these viruses and the diseases they caused.