Focus on the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

  • Natalie Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Gustav Schellack
  • H Ismail Life Carstenhof Hospital
Keywords: coronavirus, 2019-nCoV

Abstract

The coronavirus is typically associated with the common cold, as one of a variety of causative viral organisms.

However, the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus,1 dubbed (2019-nCoV) began in Wuhan, China, on the 31st of December 2019, with a cluster of pneumonia cases. These cases were soon linked to a previously unknown virus that has since been identified as a novel coronavirus.

Author Biographies

Natalie Schellack, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Gustav Schellack

Pharmaceutical industry specialist in clinical research and applied pharmacology

Published
2020-02-28
Section
News