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Expert update on the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 outbreak

This expert update on the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus comes just six weeks after we asked two virologists to give us an expert statement on the then current status of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was originating in Wuhan, China. With the World Health Organization (WHO) now reporting nearly 180,000 confirmed cases, over 7000 recorded deaths, and cases in 159 countries, areas or territories (as of 17 March), it is safe to say that the COVID-19 outbreak has developed rather significantly since then.

This could be the hardest public health battle of recent times, but humanity is poised to eventually win.”

We asked Alfredo Garzino-Demo (Twitter: @MicroviroB), who helped us draft the first expert statement, to give us an update on what more has been learned about the SARS-CoV2 virus, and the disease COVID-19:

Update 18 March 2020 – Our translation volunteer team have produced versions of this expert update in:

Expert update on the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus
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