COVID-19 full form, What does COVID-19 stand for?

COVID-19 is a fast spreading disease caused by a virus from the coronavirus family. If you want to know the full form of COVID-19 please read this post carefully.

COVID-19 full form, What does COVID-19 stand for?

In January 2019, the World Health Organization announced a global health emergency and global outbreaks alert. WHO declares a global health emergency only if there is a possibility of sudden spreading of a disease in a country and crossing the border to spread internationally.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that are capable of creating a common cold to pneumonia. The coronavirus was first identified in the 1960s and they got their name because of their shapes. Covid-19 is the recently discovered coronavirus.

Covid-19 virus was discovered from Wuhan, China in December 2019. Before this, there was no information about the virus. Therefore, the disease has circulated quickly to other countries.

How Covid-19 got its name? ( full form of COVID-19 )

Like we said, the virus which causes COVID-19 belongs to the coronavirus family. The portion ‘covi’ is derived from ‘Coronavirus and ‘d’ indicates disease. This new virus was firstly discovered in 2019, so number 19 indicates the year of discovery.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Just like many other diseases Fever, tiredness, and dry cough are the common symptoms of COVID-19. Even though the risk of death is low, these viruses can dangerously affect people with low immunity. In acute conditions, these viruses can severely affect the respiratory system and will create breathing problems.

Spreading of the covid19 can be prevented to some extent by wearing a mask, cleansing the body and keeping distance from the patient.

Most asked questions 

What does COVID-19 stand for?
Ans. COVI - Coronavirus
          D     - Disease 
          19    - Discovered year

Is there any vaccine for COVID-19?
Ans. As of April 5th, No

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