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Coronavirus glossary

A partial glossary of terms related to the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak.

 


SARS-CoV-2 – The novel coronavirus causing the current outbreak of respiratory disease.

COVID-19 - The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been named COronaVIrus Disease 2019

Person-to-Person spread – The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)

• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Spread from contact with infected surface or objects—It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus...



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