Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(4): 268-271.
doi: 10.34172/aim.2020.09
PMID: 32271601
Scopus ID: 85083212479
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Review Article

Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19

Xiaoyi Huang 1, Fengxiang Wei 2, Liang Hu 2, Lijuan Wen 2, Ken Chen 1* ORCID logo

1 School of Nursing, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, 283 Jianghai Avenue, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
2 Shenzhen Longgang District Maternity & Child Healthcare Hospital of Shenzhen City, Shenzhen 518172, China
*Corresponding Author: Email: 15989274441@163.com


Since December 2019, there has been an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Wuhan, China. Meanwhile, the outbreak also drew attention and concern from the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 is another human infectious disease caused by coronavirus. The transmission of COVID-19 is potent and the infection rate is fast. Since there is no specific drug for COVID-19, the treatment is mainly symptomatic supportive therapy. In addition, it should be pointed out that patients with severe illness need more aggressive treatment and meticulous care. Recently, accurate RNA detection has been decisive for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The development of highly sensitive RT-PCR has facilitated epidemiological studies that provide insight into the prevalence, seasonality, clinical manifestations and course of COVID-19 infection. In this review, we summarize the epidemiology and characteristics of COVID-19.

Cite this article as: Huang X, Wei F, Hu L, Wen L, Chen K. Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of COVID-19. Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(4):268–271. doi: 10.34172/aim.2020.09.
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Submitted: 03 Mar 2020
Accepted: 21 Mar 2020
ePublished: 01 Apr 2020
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