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A Novel Coronavirus 2019 Linked with Pneumonia in China: Current Status and Future Prospects

Version 1 : Received: 22 February 2020 / Approved: 25 February 2020 / Online: 25 February 2020 (05:10:58 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 27 February 2020 / Approved: 28 February 2020 / Online: 28 February 2020 (13:21:43 CET)

How to cite: Ahmed, T.; Noman, M.; Almatroudi, A.; Shahid, M.; Khurshid, M.; Tariq, F.; ul Qamar, M.T.; Yu, R.; Li, B. A Novel Coronavirus 2019 Linked with Pneumonia in China: Current Status and Future Prospects. Preprints 2020, 2020020358 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0358.v1). Ahmed, T.; Noman, M.; Almatroudi, A.; Shahid, M.; Khurshid, M.; Tariq, F.; ul Qamar, M.T.; Yu, R.; Li, B. A Novel Coronavirus 2019 Linked with Pneumonia in China: Current Status and Future Prospects. Preprints 2020, 2020020358 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0358.v1).

Abstract

The emergence of novel coronavirus strain 2019 (COVID-19) linked with pneumonia poses a serious threat to public health worldwide. Firstly, the COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Initially, the major proportion of virus-infected cases (i.e. about 99%) was reported in China and now it is being reported in other counties as well. Humans begin to be infected within their communities and transmittance of the viral epidemic increased rapidly due to lack of understanding of its transmission routes and precautionary measures. The existence of COVID-19 in China threatened the population greatly due to the high incidence of fatal respiratory infections. Current investigations speculated that this virus transferred into a human from viral-infected bats. However, the process of interspecies viral transmission is an important scientific question to be addressed. Due to the continuous increase in the patients infected with COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has included this viral epidemic to the priority list of diseases. Therefore, accelerated research developments are required to control the spread of this outbreak, as it is declared as a public health emergency by WHO especially in the absence of efficacious drugs and vaccines. Our review encompasses the recent status of disease severity in China, a particular replication mechanism of COVID-19 and potential risks and precautionary measures required to avoid contact with this fatal viral infection.

Subject Areas

Coronavirus; China; human; infectious diseases; pneumonia

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Received: 27 February 2020
Commenter: Fatal Shahzad
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Received: 27 February 2020
Commenter: Ashaira Shahzad
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Received: 27 February 2020
Commenter: M Faheem Adnan
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Comment: This article is very helpful for the public health and awareness about COVID-19 . And also appreciate the authers of this article for this effort . Stay blessed and cheering them up.
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