An interim review of the epidemiological characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus

Korean Society of Epidemiology 2019-nCoV Task Force Team

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere2020006
    JournalEpidemiology and health
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    2020, Korean Society of Epidemiology


    • Characteristics
    • Coronavirus
    • Epidemiology
    • Public health

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Epidemiology


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