Preparation for Possible Sustained Transmission of 2019 Novel Coronavirus – Lessons From Previous Epidemics

JAMA
March 24/31, 2020, Vol 323, No. 12, Pages 1111-1216
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

 

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Preparation for Possible Sustained Transmission of 2019 Novel Coronavirus – Lessons From Previous Epidemics
David L. Swerdlow, MD; Lyn Finelli, DrPH, MS
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JAMA. 2020;323(12):1129-1130. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1960
This Viewpoint discusses the concepts of transmissibility and severity as the critical factors that determine the extent of an epidemic, drawing on the previous pandemic of influenza A(H1N1) and epidemics of SARS and MERS to consider what the scope, morbidity, and mortality of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic might be.
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