COVID-19

Recent News

Feb 16, 2020
Diamond Princess cruise ship

As cruise ship COVID-19 numbers climb, nations evacuate passengers

With 137 newly confirmed infections, cases on the Diamond Princess reach 355.

Feb 14, 2020
Asian surgeon with patient

COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China, killing 6

China confirms 5,090 new cases and 121 new deaths, raising the counts to 63,851 and 1,380, respectively.

Feb 14, 2020
Emergency department entrance

US hospitals prepare for COVID-19 amid uncertainty

"The greatest risk is from an unsuspected patient in an unprepared hospital."

Feb 14, 2020
Swab sample

CDC: Flu surveillance system enlisted in hunt for COVID-19 cases

Officials will use the nation's flu surveillance system to detect the new coronavirus.

Feb 13, 2020
Nurse wearing N95 respirator

Unmasked: Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19

Ideally, experts say, anyone coming into the room with a COVID-19 patient should wear a tight-fitting respirator, not a looser-fitting surgical mask.

Feb 13, 2020
Chest CT scan

China reports gush of retrospective COVID-19 cases

Changed diagnostic criteria lead to 13,332 new cases, bringing China's total to near 60,000.

Feb 12, 2020
WHO exterior

Easy COVID-19 test tops research priorities as cases climb

Also, researchers report finding the virus in saliva, but not in a small group of babies born to infected moms.

Feb 12, 2020
Loading DNA samples for PCR testing

Glitch delays COVID-19 tests for states as first evacuees cleared

One of the reagents used in the tests wasn't performing consistently.

Feb 11, 2020
Coronavirus illustration

Deaths from newly named coronavirus disease top 1,000

Contrary to earlier official reports, more than 500 healthcare workers were infected by mid-January.

Feb 10, 2020
Les Contamines, France, ski village

China nCoV cases top 40,000, with more tied to French cluster

A WHO advance team landed in China today for a joint international mission.

Online Resources

Recent Literature

Backer JA, Klinkenberg D, Wallinga J. The incubation period of 2019-nCoV infections among travelers from Wuhan, China. medRxiv 2020 Jan 30

Chan JFW, Yuan S, Kok KH, et al. A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster. Lancet 2020 (published online Jan 24)

Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Lancet 2020 (published online Jan 24)

Li Q, Guan X, Wu P, et al. Early transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China, of novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia. N Engl J Med 2020 (published online Jan 29)

Lu R, Zhao X, Li J, et al. Genomic characterisation and epidemiology of 2019 novel coronavirus: implications for virus origins and receptor binding. Lancet 2020 (published online Jan 30)

Zhu N, Zhang D, Wang W, et al. A novel coronavirus from patients with pneumonia in China, 2019. N Engl J Med 2020 (published online Jan 24)

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