COVID-19 research up to 31 January 2020
Citation: Adhikari SP, Meng S, Wu YJ, et al. Epidemiology, causes, clinical manifestation and diagnosis, prevention and control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the early outbreak period: a scoping review. Infectious diseases of poverty. 2020 Mar;9(1):29.
What is this? Information on the epidemiological characteristics of SARS-CoV2 and the effects of control measures might help policy makers and others involved in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this rapid review, the authors searched for studies on the epidemiology, causes, clinical diagnosis, prevention and control of COVID-19. They restricted their search to articles published in English and Chinese and did their most recent search on 31 January 2020. They included 65 studies, covering epidemiology (19 studies), causes (25), clinical manifestation and diagnosis (9), and prevention and control (12).
What was found: At the time of this review, the included studies showed that the virus’ origin was connected to a seafood market in Wuhan, China.
At the time of this review, the included studies showed that common COVID-19 symptoms included fever, cough, fatigue, pneumonia, headache, diarrhea, hemoptysis and dyspnea.
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