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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of virus in the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses are responsible for a wide range of infections from the common cold to more serious lung infections. The strain, which causes COVID-19, was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and is related to two other coronaviruses responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)[1]

[1]World Health Organization Health Topics-Coronavirus  https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

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