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United States Government Information by Subject: COVID-19 Research

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According to the Situation Summary at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (viewed March 15, 2020):

The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus disease 2019'" (abbreviated "'COVID-19").

According to Frequently Asked Questions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (viewed March 15, 2020): 

Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

Databases from the National Library of Medicine

The links above lead to specific search results in each database using varying terminology for the virus.  Performing additional searches may be useful. 

covid-19 Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratory

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Information for the public

MedlinePlus, from the National Library of Medicine, offers health information for the public.  Currently, a search in MedlinePlus on COVID-19 redirects to the CDC website.