What is Covid-19?
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and recognized it as a pandemic on 11 March.
What is a Pandemic?
A pandemic (Derived from Greek word “Pandemos”. ‘Pan’ means ‘all’ and ‘demos’ means ‘people’) is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple countries, continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of people.
What is an Epidemic?
An epidemic (Derived from Greek word, “Epidemos” . ‘Epi’ means ‘upon or above’ and ‘demos’ means ‘people’ ) is the rapid spread of disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time.
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