EDITORIAL – Another Decade, Another Coronavirus

January 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

New England J of Medicine January 24, 2020

Perlman

For the third time in as many decades, a zoonotic coronavirus has crossed species to infect human populations. This virus, provisionally called 2019-nCoV, was first identified in Wuhan, China, in persons exposed to a seafood or wet market. The rapid response of the Chinese public health, clinical, and scientific communities facilitated recognition of the clinical disease and initial understanding of the epidemiology of the infection. First reports indicated that human-to-human transmission was limited or nonexistent, but we now know that such transmission occurs, although to what extent remains unknown. Like outbreaks caused by two other pathogenic human respiratory coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV] and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus [MERS-CoV]), 2019-nCoV causes respiratory disease that is often severe.1 As of January 24, 2020, there were more than 800 reported cases, with a mortality rate of 3% (https://promedmail.org/. opens in new tab) …

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones respiratorias, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update.

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