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das Virus, das Coronavirus

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:29 am
by Admin
So guys as you see, virus is 'Virus' in German – das Virus, das Coronavirus or das Ebolavirus and so on.

Plural form: die Viren, so die Coronaviren, die Ebolaviren etc.



In case of an epidemic or disease outbreak, one of the most commonly used verb is: 'anstecken' – to infect

Habe ich mich angesteckt? - Did I get infected?

Habe ich mich mit dem Coronavirus angesteckt? - Did I get infected with the Corona virus?

Er hat mich angesteckt - He has infected me.

Er hat uns alle angesteckt - He has infected us all.

Er hat mich absichtlich angesteckt - He has deliberately infected me.



Another easy verb related with infection: 'infizieren' - to infect

Ich bin vom Virus infiziert - I am infected with virus.

Ich bin vom Corona Virus infiziert - I am infected with the Corona virus.

Er ist mit dem Coronavirus infiziert - He is infected with the corona virus.



Now get few additional vocabularies:

die Lungenkrankheit – lung disease

die Lungenentzündung - pneumonia

der Ausbruch – outbreak, e.g. der Ebola-Ausbruch - The Ebola outbreak

das Immunsystem - immune system

die Grippe - flu

die saisonale Grippe - The seasonal flu

die Quarantäne - quarantine

Häusliche Quarantäne - Home quarantine



You could also ask the following questions about the nature of this virus:

Wie lange das Coronavirus auf Oberflächen überlebt? - How long the Corona virus survives on surfaces?

Wie lange kann das Coronavirus an der Luft überleben?- How long can the coronavirus survive in the air?


Finally,

Keine Panik! - No panic or don't panic!



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