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Confused about terminology for the new virus

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I thought I read an article a few days ago saying that the WHO assigned the name "novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)" to the virus and the name "Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)" to the disease caused by it, but now I can't find this article again.

 

Checking the who.int website just now I could not find a single mention of SARS-CoV-2 on the site itself, only three articles from scientific journals listed there that use this code. On the other hand, starting 13 FEB 2020, many websites have been using SARS-CoV-2, including

 

www.ecdc.europa.eu

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...The novel coronavirus has thus been named ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2)...

globalbiodefense.com

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...the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, previously known as 2019-nCoV)...

 

Starting on the same date, websites including the WHO site have been referring to the disease caused by this virus as the "Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)" or COVID-19 for short. No confusion about this.

 

Edited by Puccini

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