What is COVID-19 and the coronavirus?

COVID-19 is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2, also known as the novel coronavirus. It is one of a family of viruses that can cause a variety of symptoms, from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The disease is still being monitored by many public health groups, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WHO, to understand how to prevent and treat the illness.


The Ongoing Effects of COVID-19

The common signs of COVID-19 tend to appear two to 14 days after exposure. Symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, dry cough, tiredness, and loss of taste or smell. Other symptoms may range from shortness of breath to difficulty breathing. More serious cases can lead to severe pneumonia and hyperinflammation.


Our Clinical Trials

Learn more about Kiniksa’s clinical trials for COVID-19 pneumonia and hyperinflammation:

Study of Mavrilimumab (KPL-301) in Participants Hospitalized With Severe Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia and Hyper-inflammation 


COVID-19 Resources 


The groups listed below are just some of the organizations that help connect people suffering from COVID-19, and their families, to support and educate. While Kiniksa may provide funding to one or more of these institutions, Kiniksa neither endorses nor is responsible for the content of any of the listed websites or the services provided by these organizations. This is not a complete list of available websites.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)


References: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

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