Introduction of COVID-19
- A novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that is zoonotic and causes respiratory disease
- Human-to-human transmission had been caused, and infected people may have no clinical symptoms and then spread pathogens around
- Incubation period is about 14 days
- No drugs or vaccines available for COVID-19
Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.
The official names are:
severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2