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COVID-19

Nom officiel donné par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) à la pandémie causée par le SRAS-CoV-2. Le nom est composé de COVI pour COronaVIrus, D pour Disease et 19 pour indiquer 2019, soit l’année d’apparition des premières infections en Chine.

Term of the Week

Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.