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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry

Epidemiological Features of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Author(s): Zhang Qi and Yu Yu*

Volume 20, Issue 13, 2020

Page: [1137 - 1140] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1568026620999200511094117


The fast-growing outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated from Wuhan locating in central China at the end of 2019, spread to multiple cities in merely a month. Although the mortality of this disease was lower than that of SARS, the incredible contagiousness was much higher than SRAS-CoV. Because of the tremendous clout of 2019-nCoV, it is essential to hold more details about it and monitor its future evolution. This mini review consequently summarizes the key elements of epidemiology features, providing updated relevant findings and novel insights related to 2019-nCoV.

Keywords: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), COVID-19, Epidemiology, Demographic features, Pathogenic molecular mechanism.

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