Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
What do you know about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is causing a health emergency?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans (SARS-CoV-2). To find out more, watch this short video which was revised on 15 June 2020 to reflect the evolving context.
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