Travellers give wings to novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

J Travel Med. 2020 Mar 13;27(2):taaa015. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taaa015.

Abstract

A novel coronavirus, probably of bat origin, has caused an outbreak of severe respiratory infection in humans in Wuhan, China and has been dispersed globally by travelers. The WHO has declared the spread of the infection a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Keywords: MERS; SARS; Wuhan; airborne; bats; cross-species spread; live animal markets; novel coronavirus; one health; respiratory; spillover; super-spreader.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Air Travel*
  • Animals
  • Betacoronavirus / genetics
  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Betacoronavirus / pathogenicity
  • China / epidemiology
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission*
  • Coronavirus Infections / veterinary
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mortality
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / veterinary
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology
  • Zoonoses*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2