How Should the Rehabilitation Community Prepare for 2019-nCoV?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

With the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) pandemic spreading quickly in the United States and the world, it is urgent that the rehabilitation community quickly understands the epidemiology of the virus and what we can and must do to face this microbial adversary at the early stages of this likely long global pandemic. The 2019-nCoV is a novel virus so most of the world's population does not have prior immunity to it. It is more infectious and fatal than seasonal influenza, and definitive treatment and a vaccine are months away. Our arsenal against it is currently mainly social distancing and infection control measures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choon-Huat Koh, G; Hoenig, H

Published Date

  • June 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1068 - 1071

PubMed ID

  • 32194034

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7194820

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-821X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.03.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States