Focus on the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

  • Natalie Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Gustav Schellack
  • Halima Ismail Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords: coronavirus, 2019-nCoV

Abstract

The coronavirus is typically associated with the common cold, as one of a variety of causative viral organisms.

However, the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus,1 dubbed (2019-nCoV) began in Wuhan, China, on the 31st of December 2019, with a cluster of pneumonia cases. These cases were soon linked to a previously unknow virus that has since been identified as a novel coronavirus.

Published
2020-03-03
Section
News