Measures for diagnosing and treating infections by a novel coronavirus responsible for a pneumonia outbreak originating in Wuhan, China

Fei Yu, Lanying Du, David M. Ojcius, Chungen Pan*, Shibo Jiang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

On 10 January 2020, a new coronavirus causing a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan City in central China was denoted as 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of 24 January 2020, there were 887 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection, including 26 deaths, reported in China and other countries. Therefore, combating this new virus and stopping the epidemic is a matter of urgency. Here, we focus on advances in research and development of fast diagnosis methods, as well as potential prophylactics and therapeutics to prevent or treat 2019-nCoV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 03 2020
Externally publishedYes

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© 2020 Institut Pasteur

Keywords

  • 2019-nCoV
  • Diagnosis
  • Preventive
  • Therapeutic

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