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"Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the virus responsible for COVID-19. "Coronaviruses" are a type of virus. This class of virus is not new, but SARS-CoV-2 is a "new" member of the family that is able to infect humans and cause respiratory problems (in symptomatic individuals).
What are COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2?
Resources and references for basic information about what the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 actually is, and how it affects the human body upon infection.
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