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世卫组织正式命名新冠病毒所致疾病为“COVID-19”

Disease gets official name

新冠肺炎名为'COVID-19'

The novel coronavirus disease has been named COVID-19 by the director general of the World Health Organization.

世界卫生组织总干事谭德塞11日在瑞士日内瓦宣布,将新型冠状病毒引发的疾病命名为"COVID-19"。

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the name was decided that "did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease".

谭德塞说,我们必须找到一个"不涉及地理位置、动物、个人或人群,同时方便发音且与疾病有关的名称"。

He added: "Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks."

谭德塞还说,为该疾病命名很重要,因为可以避免使用其他不准确或是污名化的名称,同时也为未来可能出现的其他冠状病毒疫情提供一个标准格式。

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

新型冠状病毒的名称则由国际病毒分类委员会指定为SARS-CoV-2。

文章来源:chinadaily

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