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

Kurt Ruetzler1, Lukasz Szarpak23, Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak4, Jerzy Robert Ladny53, Jacek Smereka63
Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(2):106-107.

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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