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J Korean Med Sci. 2020 Feb 10;35(5):e61. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e61.

The First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Imported into Korea from Wuhan, China: Implication for Infection Prevention and Control Measures.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
2
Infection Control Office, Incheon Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
3
Designated Isolation Unit, Incheon Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
4
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
5
Department of Radiology, Incheon Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
6
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mdohmd@snu.ac.kr.
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Abstract

In December 2019, a viral pneumonia outbreak caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), began in Wuhan, China. We report the epidemiological and clinical features of the first patient with 2019-nCoV pneumonia imported into Korea from Wuhan. This report suggests that in the early phase of 2019-nCoV pneumonia, chest radiography would miss patients with pneumonia and highlights taking travel history is of paramount importance for early detection and isolation of 2019-nCoV cases.

KEYWORDS:

2019-nCoV; Coronavirus; Outbreak; Pneumonia; Radiography

PMID:
32030925
PMCID:
PMC7008073
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e61
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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