Several districts in the country have been locked down to fight coronaviruses. Curfew has also been announced in Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab. In such a situation, it is also important to know how it got the name Coronavirus, who gave it the name covid-19 and how an epidemic is named …
How was the name Coronavirus called?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, coronaviruses are a group of viruses. Flu-like symptoms are seen due to their infection. Such as runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. The situation may worsen in an infection and the infected person may also reach a condition like pneumonia. The name of coronavirus is derived from ‘corona’. Corona means crown or crown in Latin. The coronavirus has a thorn-like shape on its surface that looks like a crown. For this reason, it was named Corona.
How was the name COVID-19?
Actually COVID-19 is abbreviated. Its full name is Coronavirus diseases. Since the disease spread in 2019, the full name is COronavirus diseases 2019. Now CO of Corona, VI of virus and D of diseases was named as COVID-19. COVID-19 is the name of an epidemic caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus.
Who gave this name?
On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization released a press release and through it named 2019’s coronavirus disease as covid-19.
When was Coronavirus named COVID-19?
On December 31, 2019, new and peculiar cases of Newmania were reported in the WHO Country Office of China. It’s reason was not known. A large number of such cases occurred in Wuhan city of China. Then it was discovered that this infection is happening due to the new coronavirus named 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Later on February 11, 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named it severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV2. It is named SARS-CoV2 because it is the genetic progenitor of the coronavirus from which SARS-CoV spread in 2002.
Why was it renamed COVID-19?
WHO officially names the diseases. While naming it, care is taken that it should not be related to any particular place, animal or man. Also, the name should be easy and also related to the disease. COVID-19 is easier than SARS-CoV2.
What is Coronavirus?
It is a common virus found in humans and animals. It was first discovered in 1930. At that time this virus was found in domestic chickens. In animals, coronavirus causes problems of breath, intestine, liver etc.
How many types of coronaviruses cause disease in humans?
There are only seven coronaviruses that spread disease in humans. Four coronaviruses cause common cold in humans. Their names are 229E, OC43, NL63, and HUK1. Three coronaviruses cause severe lung infection in humans, SARS-CoV in 2002, MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome) in 2012, and existing COVID-19.
What is Novel Coronavirus?
Novel coronavirus means that it is a new virus. It has not been found in humans before. This means that it is different from the coronaviruses that cause common cold, and it is different from the SARS of 2002 and the 2012 Mars virus. Novel coronavirus, like SARS and Mars, is a zoonotic disease. Zoonotic disease is a disease that occurs in an animal and spreads from animal to human.