​Monthly Feature: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Awareness

Coronavirus Diesease

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. 

CLINICAL OVERVIEW: Coronavirus: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Scientist researching Coronavirus

Source: ClinicalKey

Evidenced-based and clinically focused summary on COVID-19 that can provide valuable information to help improve patient outcomes.

Initial information about the Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Chinese doctors examining x-ray

Source: StatRef! Essential Evidence Plus

What do we know about the transmission of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, based on the first 425 confirmed cases? The first 425 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of the novel Wuhan coronavirus were older, had a time from exposure to symptom onset of 3 to 5 days, and a mean time from symptom onset to seeking care of 5 days.

This Outbreak is a Wake-up Call

people wearing protective masks

Source: EBSCO Health Business Elite; Newsweek Global

This outbreak is a wake-up call. It reminds us of our vulnerability to emerging and unexpected infectious disease threats. These include previously unknown organisms, such as HIV; new versions of old pathogens, like this coronavirus; and old pathogens that reemerge in new forms, such as those that develop resistance to antibiotics.