A partial glossary of terms related to the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak.
March 5, 2020
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...