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A Current Emerging Respiratory Infection: Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatments of COVID-19

20 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2020

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Hai Yuan

Wannan Medical College - Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Xiaoguang Cao

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Xiaoqi Ji

Wannan Medical College - Intensive Care Unit

Fangbing Du

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Xuan Zhou

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Jiawei He

Wannan Medical College - Department of Radiology

Yanghu Xie

Wannan Medical College - Department of Laboratory Medicine

Yu Zhu

Wannan Medical College - School of Public Health

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Abstract

WHO has declared the epidemic of COVID-19 as a priority disease. Some patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had symptoms of failure of multiple organs, and death. The published articles on COVID-19 infection were reviewed. The origin of CIVID-19 is still incompletely established. Person-to-person transmission via droplets, probable aerosols or close contacts is considered as the main mode of transmission. With the increase of COVID-19 infected patients and associated mortality, valuable clinical indicators or treatments are further identified and summarized. CT scan plays an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of 2019-nCoV pneumonia in suspected patients with initial negative RT-PCR or asymptomatic results. No specific antiviral therapy is still recommended except the main supportive treatments, and effective measures should be taken into consideration to protect important organs and prevent the development of ARDS in patients with severe infection.

Funding Statement: The authors declare that there are no sources of funding to be acknowledged.

Declaration of Interests: All authors declare no competing interests.

Keywords: COVID-19; Respiratory infection; Epidemiology; Clinical characteristics; Treatment strategies

Suggested Citation

Yuan, Hai and Cao, Xiaoguang and Ji, Xiaoqi and Du, Fangbing and Zhou, Xuan and He, Jiawei and Xie, Yanghu and Zhu, Yu, A Current Emerging Respiratory Infection: Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatments of COVID-19 (3/6/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3551344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3551344

Hai Yuan (Contact Author)

Wannan Medical College - Department of Rehabilitation Medicine ( email )

Wuhu
China

Xiaoguang Cao

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Wuhu
China

Xiaoqi Ji

Wannan Medical College - Intensive Care Unit

Wuhu
China

Fangbing Du

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Wuhu
China

Xuan Zhou

Wannan Medical College - Department of Respiratory Medicine

Wuhu
China

Jiawei He

Wannan Medical College - Department of Radiology

Wuhu
China

Yanghu Xie

Wannan Medical College - Department of Laboratory Medicine

Wuhu
China

Yu Zhu

Wannan Medical College - School of Public Health

Wuhu
China

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