A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV) OUTBREAK

Ritwik Ghosh, Saikat Das

Abstract


The 2019-nCoV infection cases from Wuhan, China were first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 31st December 2019. To this day, the disease has spread to 4 continents and there has been a significant number of deaths due to the disease. WHO has categorized the risk to high in case of the whole world. 2019-nCoV has a distinct lineage within the coronavirus family. It has an incubation period of about 2-14 days and is capable of direct human to human transmission. In order to contain this epidemic, the Chinese government has imposed restriction of movement across the country. Other countries have imposed travel ban to China in order to contain the epidemic.


Keywords


2019-nCoV, Wuhan coronavirus, World Health Organization, brief review

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