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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) information

Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), Wuhan, China: Further information

A novel coronavirus (nCoV) has been identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. These links provide further information for our users:

Coronavirus health topic on WHO (World Health Organisation):

WHO Novel Coronavirus 2019

WHO Director-General's statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus, 22 January 2020:

WHO advice for international travel and trade in relation to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in China (10 January 2020):

WHO Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected (11 January 2020):

See also WHO Twitter feed for myth-busting: and #Knowthefacts thread:

Novel Coronavirus: CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals:

CDC- Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Health: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

UpToDate: Novel Coronavirus discovery has also been added to the ‘Coronaviruses’ entry (Updated 21 January 2020):

BMJ Best Practice: Overview of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) includes a patient information leaflet Guidance on infection prevention and control for Wuhan novel coronavirus Guidance Wuhan novel coronavirus: epidemiology, virology and clinical features (Updated 22 January 2020)

UK Government – Coronavirus latest information and advice

PubMed – Coronavirus Free articles free up to April 2020 but extended as needed

OUP – Free access to Coronavirus resources and related topics