The Novel Coronavirus: A Bird’s Eye View

Parham Habibzadeh, Emily K Stoneman

Abstract


The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which initially began in China, has spread to many countries around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases increasing every day. With a death toll exceeding that of the SARS-CoV outbreak back in 2002 and 2003 in China, 2019-nCoV has led to a public health emergency of international concern, putting all health organizations on high alert. Herein, we present on an overview of the currently available information on the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this virus.

Keywords


Coronavirus; Novel coronavirus; 2019-nCoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; SARS coronavirus; Outbreak; China; Wuhan; Emerging viruses

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doi: 10.15171/ijoem.2020.1921


 pISSN: 2008-6520
 eISSN: 2008-6814

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