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COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019. COVID-19 symptoms include a deep, dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

People may be asymptomatic with this disease, making controlling the spread of this disease difficult.

COVID-19 is an acronym that stands for coronavirus disease of 2019 and was named by the World Health Organization.

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