The Novel Coronavirus: A Bird’s Eye View (2020/02/05)


 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


Author: Parham Habibzadeh, Emily K Stoneman