COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time.
It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
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