What is it about?

The Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has emerged in a small group of workers working in a wet market and then spread all over the world leading a major pandemic in the World. The story of mysterious pneumonia caused serious public health burden and the WHO declared the COVID-19 as Pandemic. The WHO and CDC are constantly monitoring the situation and giving interim guidelines for managing the COVID-19.

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Why is it important?

Through this paper, we summarized the available evidence in a short form and also provided the CDC guidelines for identifying, treating and preventing the COVID-19 infection.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long-standing collaborations. This article also lead to an emerging condition of COVID-19 disease groups contacting me and ultimately to greater involvement in COVID-19 disease research.

Dr Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula
United Arab Emirates University

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This page is a summary of: The Story of Mysterious Pneumonia and the Response to Deadly Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): So Far!, New Emirates Medical Journal, February 2019, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/0250688201901010007.
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