February 13, 2020

Coronavirus disease officially named COVID-19 by WHO

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The new Coronavirus disease from China has been given an official name by the World Health Organization, “COVID-19,” The February 11 NPR reports.

COVI comes from coronavirus, the D stands for disease, and the 19 represents 2019, the year the virus was first identified.


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The name will apply to all cases, from mild to severe.

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