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Epidemiol Health. 2020;42:e2020006. doi: 10.4178/epih.e2020006. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

An interim review of the epidemiological characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus.

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1
Department of Preventive Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
2
Department of Preventive Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China is currently recognized as a public health emergency of global concern.

METHODS:

We reviewed the currently available literature to provide up-to-date guidance on control measures to be implemented by public health authorities.

RESULTS:

Some of the epidemiological characteristics of 2019-nCoV have been identified. However, there remain considerable uncertainties, which should be considered when providing guidance to public health authorities on control measures.

CONCLUSIONS:

Additional studies incorporating more detailed information from confirmed cases would be valuable.

KEYWORDS:

Characteristics; Coronavirus; Epidemiology; Public health

PMID:
32023775
PMCID:
PMC7011107
DOI:
10.4178/epih.e2020006
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