Published time: 20 March 2020
Authors: Angel N. Desai, Payal Patel
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by the virus SARSCoV-2, which was recently discovered after an outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is a type of coronavirus, which is a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe infections in humans.
Stopping the Spread of COVID-19