Term COVID-19
Code YF-3000.2193
Definition A respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 which likely originally emerged from an animal source, has spread person-to-person in many locales as well as to other countries around the world and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Those most at risk from the virus are older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions.
Created 2/13/20
Changed 3/17/20
Use References 2019 Coronavirus Respiratory Illnesses
Novel Coronavirus
See Also References Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (YF-3000.6225)
SARS (YF-3000.7530)
External Classification Terms
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Facet Target
Bibliographic References "2019 Novel Coronavirus", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

"WHO Names Disease Caused by New Coronavirus: COVID-19", https://globalbiodefense.com/2020/02/11/who-names-disease-caused-by-new-coronavirus-covid-19/

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