Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology in Wuhan China: the Mystery and the Miracle(2020/01/16)

Since December 2019, a total of 41 cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology have been confirmed in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China. Wuhan city is a major transportation hub with a population of more than 11 million people. Most of the patients visited a local fish and wild animal market last month. At a national press conference held today, Dr. Jianguo Xu, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, who led a scientific team announced that a new‐type coronavirus, tentatively named by World Health Organization as the 2019‐new coronavirus (2019‐nCoV), had caused this outbreak (1).

Author: Hongzhou Lu, Charles W. Stratton1, Yi‐Wei Tang

Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jmv.25678