PubMed Journals: J Med Virol

  Source:		PMID: 32091134

    		J Med Virol. 2020 Feb 24. doi:
     		10.1002/jmv.25720. [Epub ahead of print]

			Facing the COVID-19 outbreak: What should
			we know and what could we do?

			Yang Y(1), Shang W(1), Rao X(1).

			Author Information
			(1) Department of Microbiology, College of
			Basic Medical Sciences, Army Medical
			University (Third Military Medical University), Key
			Laboratory of Microbial Engineering under the
			Educational Committee in Chongqing,
			Chongqing, China.

			A novel coronavirus,
			severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
			2 (SARS-CoV-2), emerged in Wuhan, Hubei
			Province in China in December 2019 and
			caused a serious type of pneumonia called
			coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. This
			epidemic quickly spread across China and
			extended to more than 20 other countries. This
			commentary discusses the reasons for the fast
			spread of SARS-CoV-2 in three aspects: the
			infectious sources, including the biological
			nature of the virus; the susceptible population;
			and the transmission routes. The current
			situations and suggestions regarding the
			control of the disease are summarized. This
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			DOI: 10.1002/jmv.25720 PMID: 32091134

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