COVID-19 Column

Can COVID19 trigger the plaque vulnerability—a Kounis syndrome warning for “asymptomatic subjects”

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The global pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents a one-in-a-lifetime, worldwide health crisis with 11,638,136 confirmed cases worldwide since the beginning of the epidemic and 538,266 fatalities (4.63% lethality) (Data provided by the WHO Health Emergency Dashboard on May 10th, 10.00 am CET).

Comprehensive update on current outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV)

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Recently, a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged as a respiratory infection with significant concern for global public health hazards. With an initial suspicion of the animal to the human transmission for earlier cases, now the paradigm has shifted towards human to human transmission via droplets, contacts and/or through fomites. with each passing day, more and more confirmed cases are being reported worldwide which has alarmed the global authorities including World Health Organization (WHO)

Early estimation of the case fatality rate of COVID-19 in mainland China: a data-driven analysis

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Backgrounds: An ongoing outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2], named COVID-19, hit a major city of China, Wuhan in December 2019 and subsequently spread to other provinces/regions of China and overseas. Several studies have been done to estimate the basic reproduction number in the early phase of this outbreak, yet there are no reliable estimates of case fatality rate (CFR) for COVID-19 to date.

The role of CT for Covid-19 patient’s management remains poorly defined

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In December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in the viral pneumonia cases occurredin Wuhan, Hubei Province, China; In the following month,the 2019-nCoV quickly spreading inside and outside of Hubei Province and even other countries. Respiratory droplet transmission is the main route of transmission, while it can also be transmitted through contact.

Clinical analysis of 10 neonates born to mothers with 2019-nCoV pneumonia

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Background: The newly identified 2019-nCoV, which appears to have originated in Wuhan, the capitalcity of Hubei province in central China, is spreading rapidly nationwide. A number of cases of neonates born to mothers with 2019-nCoV pneumonia have been recorded. However, the clinical features of these cases have not been reported, and there is no sufficient evidence for the proper prevention and control of 2019-nCoV infections in neonates.

Which lessons shall we learn from the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak?

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Two decades after the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and one decade after the middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS), a new outbreak of respiratory illness sustained by a member of the coronavirus (CoV) family has been first identified in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China), and is rapidly spreading around the world.
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