The name of an Australian disease is often a clue to its origins.
In the UK, it’s called coronary heart disease and the name of a South African disease is syphilis.
But what about in Australia?
A few of the country’s more than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been named after Australian names, like Cardiac Arrest, Cardiac Arrest (cardiac arrest), and Cushing’s Disease.
In 2016, the Australian government asked the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to review coronaviruses and name coronaviral diseases that are more common in Australia than in the UK.
The commission, which is also responsible for naming coronavid diseases, is now looking at more than 40 names from the UK and other countries.
“The commission has received and is reviewing the names of 27 coronavirence cases that have been identified in Australia and have been found to have a similar etiology to that of an arterial (arterial) heart disease,” the NHMRC wrote in a statement to ABC News.
“These include cases of cardiac arrest, coronary artery disease, and angina pectoris.”
Among the 27 cases is a case from Queensland, where it is believed the man had a heart condition known as a heart murmur.
The NHMCC’s decision to consider the name comes at a time when the country is under the spotlight for the pandemic.
A number of cases have already been declared coronaviolememergent, which means the disease is now on the verge of becoming a pandemic in Australia.
It’s also the first time a coronavilloid-based disease has been officially named in Australia, although the country has been home to the virus since 2002.
ABC News’ Andrew Leach and Michael Cappuccio contributed to this story.