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This article summarizes information released from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, including epidemiologic data and timeline of case history, comparison between this and other worldwide viral pandemics such as SARS and MERS, and case fatality statistics at this point in the outbreak.
The authors also discuss governmental and international response, as well as next appropriate steps to consider.
– Amy S. Korwin, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently published the largest case series to date of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mainland China (72 314 cases, updated through February 11, 2020). This Viewpoint summarizes key findings from this report and discusses emerging understanding of and lessons from the COVID-19 epidemic.