Korean J Med.  2020 Apr;95(2):67-73. 10.3904/kjm.2020.95.2.67.

Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the Early Stage of Outbreak

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea

Abstract

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, which is now designated as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first identified as the etiology of pneumonia of unknown cause in patients from Wuhan of central China. Since the first report of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the disease became pandemic causing the large-scale outbreak all over the world. In this review, we discuss the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in the early stage of outbreak based on recent reports from China.

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코로나바이러스감염병-19; 유행; 호흡기 감염병; Coronavirus disease 2019; Disease outbreaks; Respiratory tract infections
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