The epidemiology and clinical information about COVID-19.

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The epidemiology and clinical information about COVID-19.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;39(6):1011-1019

Authors: Ge H, Wang X, Yuan X, Xiao G, Wang C, Deng T, Yuan Q, Xiao X

In December 2019, pneumonia of unknown cause occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On 7 January 2020, a novel coronavirus, named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in the throat swab sample of one patient. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the epidemic disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently, COVID-19 has spread widely around the world, affecting more than seventy countries. China, with a huge burden of this disease, has taken strong measures to control the spread and improve the curative rate of COVID-19. In this review, we summarized the epidemiological characteristics, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of COVID-19. A comprehensive understanding will help to control the disease.

PMID: 32291542 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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