Virology, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Control of COVID-19.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The outbreak of emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) in China has been brought to global attention and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Scientific advancements since the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002~2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012 have accelerated our understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and the development of therapeutics to treat viral infection. As no specific therapeutics and vaccines are available for disease control, the epidemic of COVID-19 is posing a great threat for global public health. To provide a comprehensive summary to public health authorities and potential readers worldwide, we detail the present understanding of COVID-19 and introduce the current state of development of measures in this review.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jin, Y; Yang, H; Ji, W; Wu, W; Chen, S; Zhang, W; Duan, G

Published Date

  • March 27, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

PubMed ID

  • 32230900

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7232198

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1999-4915

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/v12040372


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland