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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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The College of Life and Sciences, Hebei Agricultural University, Bao Ding, China.
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, USA.
Guangdong Haid Institute of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Haid Research Institute, Guangdong Haid Group Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:
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:


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.


2019-nCoV; Diagnosis; Preventive; Therapeutic

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

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