JOURNAL ARTICLE

The First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Imported into Korea from Wuhan, China: Implication for Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Jin Yong Kim, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Yoonju Oh, Kyung Joong Oh, Jinsil Kim, So Jeong Park, Ji Hye Park, Hye Kyoung Na, Myoung Don Oh
Journal of Korean Medical Science 2020 February 10, 35 (5): e61
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In December 2019, a viral pneumonia outbreak caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), began in Wuhan, China. We report the epidemiological and clinical features of the first patient with 2019-nCoV pneumonia imported into Korea from Wuhan. This report suggests that in the early phase of 2019-nCoV pneumonia, chest radiography would miss patients with pneumonia and highlights taking travel history is of paramount importance for early detection and isolation of 2019-nCoV cases.

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