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. 2020 Mar 19;105948.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2020.105948. Online ahead of print.

Review of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Based on Current Evidence

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Review of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Based on Current Evidence

Lisheng Wang et al. Int J Antimicrob Agents. .
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COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is a highly contagious disease. The World Health Organization has declared the ongoing outbreak to be a global public health emergency. Currently, the research on SARS-CoV-2 is in its primary stages. Based on current published evidence, this review systematically summarizes the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of COVID-19. It is hoped that this review will help the public to recognize and deal with SARS-CoV-2, and provide a reference for future studies.

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; Pneumonia; Respiratory infection; SARS-CoV-2.

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The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.


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Figure 1
Geographical distribution of 85403 confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus pneumonia. The color depth represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 infection. The data vailable from: Data as reported by 10AM CET 29 February 2020.
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Figure 2
Organ involvements confirmed by clinical features or biopsy in COVID-19.
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Figure 3
Serial Chest computer tomography (CT) scan of a 64-year-old female infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 2020. Several areas of ground-glass opacities, consolidations, air bronchogram and intralobular interstitial thickening involving predominantly the lower lobes of both lungs were observed.

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