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February 11: WHO Officially Names Virus COVID-19

The World Health Organization officially gave the coronavirus the name “COVID-19”

Following WHO best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.”


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