Also called: Coronavirus Disease 2019; SARS-Cov-2
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that has the potential to cause severe illness, including difficulty breathing, heart problems, fatigue, fever, loss of taste or smell, pneumonia, and death in some people. It was identified in late 2019 and has become a worldwide problem.
Since it first appeared, COVID-19 has mutated into strains that are more contagious and spread faster than the original virus.
In 2021 several vaccines were made available to the public in an attempt to slow or halt the spread of COVID-19.
Find current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) information for UAMS patients, students, and employees at UAMSHealth.com/coronavirus.