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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the name, given by the World Health Organization, to the disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-COV-2, which can cause severe respiratory infection such as pneumonia. This virus was first identified in humans, in late 2019, in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, and cases have been confirmed in other countries.

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause infections in people. Typically, these infections are associated with the respiratory system, and maybe similar to the common flu or progress to a more serious illness, such as pneumonia.

Why was it named COVID-19?

The World Health Organization assigned the name COVID-19; it is the name of the disease that results from the words "Corona", "Virus" and "Disease" with an indication of the year in which it appeared (2019).

What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2?

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the new coronavirus that was detected in China in late 2019, and that means "severe acute respiratory syndrome - coronavirus 2”. COVID-19 is the disease that is caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

What are the signs and symptoms?

The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection are:


• cough

• breathing difficulty (e.g. shortness of breath)

Sore throat, runny nose, headaches and / or muscle and tiredness may also appear. In more severe cases, it can lead to severe pneumonia with acute respiratory failure, kidney and other organ failure, and eventual death.

What is the contagion period?

The contagion period (time between exposure to the virus and the onset of symptoms) is currently considered to be 14 days. Transmission by asymptomatic people (without symptoms) is still being investigated.

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