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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): General Information

This guide is for information only. It presents general and research information on the topic of COVID-19 from scientific publications, governments, and news sources. For personal health questions, please contact local health department or primary doctor.


The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The disease currently has been detected in 172 countries and regions, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Please find Wayne State University official updates on the COVID-19 situation on the Wayne State coronavirus update page.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions from

Global Information

World Health Organization

Information from various countries and regions


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