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* medical breakthrough
 
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Revision as of 10:29, 5 May 2020

Coronavirus (CoV) refers to a large family of viruses that cause diseases, ranging from the common cold to serious diseases such as MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means that they are transmitted between animals and humans.[1]

Terms

  • cluster
  • emergency laws
  • epidemic [2]
  • epidemiologists and virologists
  • exit strategy
  • herd immunty
  • isolation
  • lockdown
  • medical breakthrough
  • nursing home
  • outbreak
  • pandemic
  • PPE
  • R0
  • vaccine

See also

Studies

References

  1. Sciensano.be, coronavirus, last retrieved on 5 March 2020.
  2. See CDC, Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology, Section 11: Epidemic Disease Occurrence, Level of disease: Epidemic refers to an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area. Outbreak carries the same definition of epidemic, but is often used for a more limited geographic area. Cluster refers to an aggregation of cases grouped in place and time that are suspected to be greater than the number expected, even though the expected number may not be known. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.
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