The official name of the novel corona virus is “COVID-19” by the World Trade Organization. In this, ‘CO’ means ‘Corona’ VI’s virus ‘D’ means ‘Disease’ and ’19’ year because it was first detected in the year 2019 itself. Now the question arises, who keeps the names of these diseases, Why corona virus named ‘corona’? how they keep them, and why? Let us know through this article.
Corona Virus or COVID-19 is a group of many viruses (viruses) that spread to mammals and birds. So far, 3200 people have died due to this virus and more than 94 thousand people are infected with it.
Now the question arises as to who named this virus and why?
Actually, a virus and the disease that causes it are different. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS disease. Similarly, ‘measles’ is a disease and the name of the virus spreading it is ‘rubella’.
Why are diseases named?
Diseases are given a special name so that the vaccine’s efforts for its infectiousness / prevalence, severity, prevention and treatment are made in the successful direction. If the disease will not be named at all, the doctors will have trouble in knowing what could be the disease and which treatment to take?
Therefore diseases are officially designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Who names the virus?
Virus name; To facilitate the development of clinical trials, vaccines and drugs are placed on the basis of their genetic structure. Virologists and other scientific communities perform this work. The virus is named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).
Why is the corona virus named corona?
The word corona means in Latin, the crown or crown. ‘Corona’ is also called an aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun and other stars. The corona of the Sun spans millions of kilometers in outer space and is most easily seen during a full solar eclipse, but it can also be seen clearly with the help of a coronograph.
When scientists looked at the corona virus with an electron microscope, they looked like the virus, the crown or the corona of the sun. In fact, the virus is round and has stained branches of proteins like the sun’s karona on its surface; Which feels spreading in every direction, just like the rays of the sun’s aura. For this reason, it has been named Corona.
Corona virus (COVID-19): Preventive measures
- Regularly wash your hands with either alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. By doing this, viruses will die which can be on your hands. According to the CDC, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially before going to the bathroom, before eating, after running nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If someone is coughing or sneezing, maintain a distance of at least 1 meter or 3 feet between you and that person. The reason behind this is that while coughing or sneezing, small liquid droplets spill from the nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If there is a minimum gap between you and the person, then these small drops can enter your body while breathing, which may also include the COVID-19 virus if the person is infected.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth repeatedly. This is because hands touch a lot of things around us and it is possible that viruses go into the body with hands. Once contaminated, the virus can transfer to your eye, nose, or mouth. Therefore, from there, the virus can enter the body and make you sick.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially named the corona virus on January 30, 2020, “COVID-19” on February 11, 2020.
In this, ‘CO’ means Corona ‘VI’ virus ‘D’ means disease and 19 has been added because it was first detected in the year 2019 itself.
Hopefully you have now understood how the corona virus is named and what the words “COVID-19” consist of and what it means?