Watch the live lesson where we discussed the COVID-19 virus and other medical terms
What is COVID-19
Covid-19 is one of many different Coronavirus’ which form a large family of viruses
Let’s look at some Vocabulary associated with Coronavirus or CoVID19 as it is also known by.
family = group of things (viruses) which are connected by one or similar characteristics
COVID -19 is recognised by the following characteristics: fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
Other viruses may also have some or all of these characteristics / symptoms
A symptom – that we use to describe an effect of an illness.
Example: Cold – Often you sneeze a lot
Sneeze is a symptom.
COVID-19 is Zoonotic.
Zoonotic = means a virus that is passed /transmitted between animals and people.
Research has shown that the Coronavirus is transmitted between:
Civet cats to humans
Camels and humans
Words to describe to say that you are feeling unwell:
poorly not well
off colour – pale
out of sorts
I feel ill.
I just don’t feel right.
My foot is swollen.