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Microbes Infect. 2020 Feb 1. pii: S1286-4579(20)30025-3. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2020.01.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Measures for diagnosing and treating infections by a novel coronavirus responsible for a pneumonia outbreak originating in Wuhan, China.

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1
The College of Life and Sciences, Hebei Agricultural University, Bao Ding, China.
2
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA.
3
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, USA.
4
Guangdong Haid Institute of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Haid Research Institute, Guangdong Haid Group Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address: chungenp@163.com.
5
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA; Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology (MOE/NHC/CAMS), School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address: shibojiang@fudan.edu.cn.

Abstract

On 10 January 2020, a new coronavirus causing a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan City in central China was denoted as 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of 24 January 2020, there were 887 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection, including 26 deaths, reported in China and other countries. Therefore, combating this new virus and stopping the epidemic is a matter of urgency. Here, we focus on advances in research and development of fast diagnosis methods, as well as potential prophylactics and therapeutics to prevent or treat 2019-nCoV infection.

KEYWORDS:

2019-nCoV; Diagnosis; Preventive; Therapeutic

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of Competing Interest The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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