COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
In December 2019, an outbreak of COVID-19, an acute respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, was detected in mainland China. Researchers have been
tracking the spread of the virus, are mobilizing to speed
innovative diagnostics and are working on a number of
vaccines to protect against COVID-19.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) leads
NIH COVID-19 clinical research, and NIH research to
develop therapeutics and vaccines for coronaviruses.
Page updated May 27, 2020
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