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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): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

WHO Novel Coronavirus 2019 https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO Director-General's statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus, 22 January 2020: https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-statement-on-ihr-emergency-committee-on-novel-coronavirus

WHO advice for international travel and trade in relation to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in China (10 January 2020): https://www.who.int/ith/2020-0901_outbreak_of_Pneumonia_caused_by_a_new_coronavirus_in_C/en/

WHO Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected (11 January 2020): https://www.who.int/internal-publications-detail/clinical-management-of-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected

See also WHO Twitter feed for myth-busting: https://twitter.com/WHO and #Knowthefacts thread: https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1221800661039419398

Novel Coronavirus: CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/clinical-criteria.html

CDC- Centres for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

National Institute of Health: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

UpToDate: Novel Coronavirus discovery has also been added to the ‘Coronaviruses’ entry (Updated 21 January 2020): https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronaviruses

BMJ Best Practice: Overview of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/3000165 includes a patient information leaflet

Gov.uk Guidance on infection prevention and control for Wuhan novel coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

Gov.uk Guidance Wuhan novel coronavirus: epidemiology, virology and clinical features (Updated 22 January 2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-background-information/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-epidemiology-virology-and-clinical-features

UK Government – Coronavirus latest information and advice https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

PubMed – Coronavirus Free articles https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%28%22coronavirus%22%5BMeSH%20Terms%5D%20OR%20%22coronavirus%22%5BAll%20Fields%5D%29%20AND%20%22loattrfree%20full%20text%22%5Bsb%5D&cmd=DetailsSearch

https://secure.wiley.com/Coronavirus2020 free up to April 2020 but extended as needed

https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

https://www.bmj.com/coronavirus

OUP – Free access to Coronavirus resources and related topics https://global.oup.com/academic/category/medicine-and-health/coronavirus/?cc=us&lang=en&