WHAT ARE CORONAVIRUSES AND WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
The novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, is a potentially deadly virus that can lead to COVID-19.
When was the official name of SARS-CoV-2 announced?
On 11 February 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses adopted the official name “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2).
Infection with the new coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2) causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Is COVID-19 virus similar to SARS?
This new coronavirus is similar to SARS-CoV, so it was named SARS-CoV-2 The disease caused by the virus was named COVID-19 (COronVIrusDisease-2019) to show that it was discovered in 2019.
What is the difference between SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19?
In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China. The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Coronaviruses derive their name from the fact that under electron microscopic examination, each virion is surrounded by a “corona,” or halo.
Who issued the official name of COVID-19?
The official names COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 were issued by the WHO on 11 February 2020.
What is the new strain of Covid-19 called?
The World Health Organization added a coronavirus strain called Mu, which was first detected in Colombia in January, to its “Variants of Interest” list on Monday.
What is Remdesivir?
Remdesivir is in a class of medications called antivirals. It works by stopping the virus from spreading in the body.