Epidemiological characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus: an interim review

Sukhyun Ryu, Byung Chul Chun
Epidemiology and Health 2020 February 6, : e2020006

Objectives: The 2019-nCoV from Wuhan, China is now recognized as a public health emergency of global concern.

Methods: To update the control measures in public health authorities, we reviewed the currently available literature.

Results: Some of the epidemiologic characteristics were identified. However, considerable uncertainties are still present to provide the updated guidance of control measures to public health authorities.

Conclusion: Additional studies based on detailed information on confirmed cases would be valuable.

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