Coronavirus Essential Terms

A list of essential terms to know about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. virus
    infectious agent that replicates itself within living hosts
  2. pandemic
    existing everywhere
  3. symptom
    a sensation associated with a particular disease
  4. preventative
    tending to hinder
  5. vaccine
    injection of weakened or dead microbes to create antibodies
  6. treatment
    the management of someone or something
  7. precaution
    a measure taken in advance to ward off impending danger
  8. preparation
    setting in order in advance some act or purpose
  9. outbreak
    a sudden occurrence or increase of something undesirable
  10. diagnosis
    identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  11. isolation
    the act of setting something apart from others
  12. quarantine
    isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  13. factor
    anything that contributes causally to a result
  14. infection
    the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  15. interim
    the time between one event, process, or period and another
Created on April 10, 2020

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