Posted on Feb 12, 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has given a name to Coronaviridae Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: Covid-19.

The potent viral pathogen, which has been designated a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO, has been referred to by several terms including "China Virus", "Wuhan Virus", "Corona19" and simply "the Coronavirus".

COVID-19 is a succinct name based on key elements of its pathogenic identity:

- CO: Coronavirus
- VI: Virus
- D: Disease
- 19: Year in which the virus emerged and identified as novel or unique

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