Here are some useful vocabulary about Covid-19 and viruses that you can use in your writing.

Beginner

Anxiety – His sick child is a great anxiety to him.

Symptoms – Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 

Contagious – You should avoid spreading your germs to other people if you have a contagious illness.

Virus – Slow reporting in China and an outbreak in a Hong Kong hotel led to over 8,000 SARS infections in more than 20 countries.

Treatment – Treatments for influenza include a range of medications and therapies.

Intermediate

Viral – Flu is a viral infection. It can make even the fittest person feel quite ill.

Vaccine – People are hopeful for a vaccine to protect themselves against Covid-19.

Death toll– Over 30,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have occurred in the UK since the start of the pandemic, the highest official  death toll yet reported in Europe.

Contaminate – The doctor put on gloves so as not to contaminate himself or the patient.

Outbreak– Transmission of the virus typically occurs when someone with the virus sneezes or coughs on you or when you touch someone who has the virus on their skin or clothing.

Advanced

Quarantine – The woman with the virus has been placed in quarantine to ensure she does not spread the virus.

Community spread – The threat of community spread of Covid-19 is immense in densely populated areas.

Social distancing – We need to practise social distancing by deliberately increasing the physical space between each other to avoid spreading illness.

Transmission – Transmission of the virus typically occurs when someone with the virus sneezes or coughs on you or when you touch someone who has the virus on their skin or clothing.

Herd Immunity – Herd immunity is reached when the majority of a given population becomes immune to an infectious disease.

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