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Factsheet: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Reading Time: 2 minutes Official name: COVID-19 Also known as: 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease; SARS-CoV-2 Type: Coronaviruses; there are many different types as the name indicates, the virus is related to the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003. It is however not the same virus. Classification: respiratory illness Causes/origin: The…