Wuhan Coronavirus: a fast-emerging global threat

AUTHORS : Deka Sangeeta, Kalita Deepjyoti
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A novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV was identified in Wuhan when people developed pneumonia-like symptoms in the Wuhan town of China in December 2019. In a brief period, it gained international prominence as it very rapidly spread to many other countries due to the movement of people from China to other countries. Coronavirus gained epidemiologic importance due to occurrence of 2 pandemics earlier in the 21st century. The latest 2019- nCoV outbreak is believed to be a zoonotic infection, transmitted to the Human from unknown animal. MoHFW, Govt. of India, in collaboration with WHO is closely monitoring the situation in India.

Keywords: Coronavirus; Wuhan; pandemic; respiratory infection; droplet transmission.

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