On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
John Bel Extends Louisiana’s Mask Mandate Another Month
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Will Louisiana miss another year of 'Letting the Good Times Roll' in 2022? Revelers statewide want to know!
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To be fair, I don't have a dog in this fight, but I'm not sure I feel comfortable with middle school students being made to eat outside, in the Louisiana heat, on buckets???
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Dr. Joe Kanter has called into question the quality of healthcare that patients can currently expect from fifty hospitals across the state.
Here's How to Learn the Greek Alphabet with an Easy Song!
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520 Ochsner Employees in Quarantine After Testing Positive With COVID
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Mayor Perkins Urges Shreveport Businesses to Get Employees Vaccinated
Mayor Adrian Perkins has called on Shreveport business leaders to urge their employees to get the vaccination.
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