Hemos preparado una super lista de vocabulario en inglés relacionado con COVID-19, también conocido mundialmente como coronavirus 😷 Es muy útil comprender los términos médicos más relevantes durante un momento de crisis de salud mundial y mantenerse al día con noticias internacionales. Esta lista os ayudará a identificar y definir algunas de las palabras clave relacionadas con este nuevo virus que podéis escuchar o leer en prensa y, como no, también leer/ver en fake news que nos envían por whatsapp.

  • asymptomatic (adj) = asintomático

Some individuals who are infected with the coronavirus can spread it even though they have no symptoms, known as asymptomatic transmission.

  • breathing difficulties (noun) -dificultades respiratorias

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

  • carrier (noun) – portador

A Chinese disease carrier faces jail in Singapore for lying about movements

  • contagious (also infectious) (adj) – contagioso o infeccioso

Another key unknown is how contagious the coronavirus is.

  • contact tracing (noun) – rastreo de contactos

One of the ways we protect the public from infectious diseases like novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is contact tracing

  • corona (noun) – latin for “crown”

Under a microscope, these viruses are characterized by circles with spikes ending in little blobs which look like crowns.

  • COVID-19 (CoronaVirus Disease) (noun)

COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

  • diagnose (verb) – diagnosticar

We need a cheap way to diagnose coronavirus so we can quickly detect and contain the disease.

  • diarrhea (noun) – diarrea

Gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea) have been reported.

  • droplet (noun) – gota

People are wearing masks to guard against the disease carried in droplets when infected people sneeze or cough.

  • fatality (also mortality rate) (noun) – fatalidad, tasa de mortalidad

Coronavirus fatality rates vary wildly depending on age, gender and medical history

  • incubation period (noun) – periodo de incubación

The incubation period of the novel COvid-19 coronavirus could be as long as 27 days

  • isolation (noun) – aislamiento

Travellers arriving from infected areas are immediately put in isolation.

  • outbreak (noun) / break out (verb) – brote (nombre), estallar (verbo)

What will the government do if there is a coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the health service?

  • pandemic (noun) – pandemia

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus is raising the spectre of a global pandemic as governments ramp up their emergency responses.

  • PCR test (noun) – prueba PCR

Several international groups have been working from these sequence data to design primers for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests (one of the tools that doctors use to diagnose the coronavirus).

  • pneumonia (noun) – neumonía

In December 2019, a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause was linked to a seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, China.

  • quarantine (noun) – cuarentena

In 1448 that the Venetian authorities decreed 40 days quarantine for sailors returning from Asia to check for symptoms (quaranta in Italian).

  • screening (noun) – revisión

All incoming passengers were screened on arrival.

  • superspreader (noun)

A British coronavirus “super spreader” who may have infected nearly a dozen other people has been released from the hospital.

  • symptoms (noun) – síntomas

Phone 061 if you are suffering from the typical symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.

  • transmission (noun) – transmisión

China’s national health commission has confirmed human-to-human transmission

  • vaccine (noun) – vacuna

The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available.

  • zoonotic (adjective) – zoonótico

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

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