In late 2019 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports of a severe atypical respiratory condition spreading through Wuhan Province China. World wide, National Health authorities and Hospitals were alerted that this condition is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, identified as Covid-19 . COVID-19. 'CO' stands for corona, 'VI' for virus, and 'D' for disease.
Formerly, this disease was referred to as '2019 novel coronavirus' or '2019- nCoV.‘ The virus was first reported in Europe in the French city of Bordeaux on 24th January 2020 and first reports in Ireland was on 29th February 2020. The patient (Patient Zero) a male student traveling home from Italy was admitted to the National Isolation Unit at the Mater University Hospital Dublin. SVUH Dialysis Nurses and Clinical Engineers provided chronic, acute and emergency dialysis 24/7during Covid-19.