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Vol 5, No 2 (2020)
Letter to the Editor
Published online: 2020-04-03
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The COVID-19 pandemic — a view of the current state of the problem

Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak, Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Jacek Smereka
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0015
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(2):106-107.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2020)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Published online: 2020-04-03

Abstract

The current pandemic has raised great global public health concern. The disease name was subsequently recommended as COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) [1,2]. Meanwhile, 2019-nCoV was renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. SARS CoV-2 is considered highly contagious. As of April 1, 2020, more than 883,255 confirmed cases, including more than 44,156 deaths, have been reported worldwide, affecting almost the whole world.

Abstract

The current pandemic has raised great global public health concern. The disease name was subsequently recommended as COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) [1,2]. Meanwhile, 2019-nCoV was renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. SARS CoV-2 is considered highly contagious. As of April 1, 2020, more than 883,255 confirmed cases, including more than 44,156 deaths, have been reported worldwide, affecting almost the whole world.

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Keywords

SARS-SoV-2, COVID-19, medicine, pandemic, health care

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Title

The COVID-19 pandemic — a view of the current state of the problem

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2020)

Article type

Letter to the Editor

Pages

106-107

Published online

2020-04-03

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0015

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(2):106-107.

Keywords

SARS-SoV-2
COVID-19
medicine
pandemic
health care

Authors

Kurt Ruetzler
Lukasz Szarpak
Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak
Jerzy Robert Ladny
Jacek Smereka

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