GC: n

S: WHO – (last access: 8 October 2022); NCBI – (last access: 8 October 2022).

N: 1. COVID-19: The term “COVID-19” was formed using elements of the words coronavirus, disease and 2019.
2. COVID-19, in full coronavirus disease 2019, highly contagious respiratory illness, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 was first detected in 2019 in Wuhan, China. A large proportion of infections in China were undocumented before travel restrictions and other control measures were implemented in late January 2020. As a result, COVID-19 very quickly spread to countries worldwide, giving rise to a multiyear pandemic that resulted in millions of deaths.
3. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease is transmitted primarily through contact with infectious material, particularly respiratory droplets that enter the environment when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Individuals nearby may inhale or come into contact with these droplets, resulting in disease transmission. Infection may also occur when a person comes into contact with a contaminated surface and then touches his or her mouth, nose, or eyes. Individuals at greatest risk of COVID-19 infection include older adults and persons with chronic illness, largely because of weakened immune function.
4. Former designation: 019-nCoV acute respiratory disease and 2019-nCoV ARD.

S: 1. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 8 October 2022). 2&3. EncBrit – (last access: 8 October 2022). 4. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 8 October 2022).

SYN: 1. coronavirus disease 2019. 2. 2019 novel coronavirus disease, 2019-nCoV disease, COVID-19 virus disease, SARS-CoV-2 disease. (depending on context)

S: 1. GDT – (last access: 8 October 2022); 1&2. DTMe – (last access: 8 October 2022)

CR: anosmia, antibody, coronavirus, disease, herd immunity, immunoglobulin G, immunoglobulin M, incidence, polymerase chain reaction, quarantine, serological test, serology, T cell, virus.