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SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and control, different scenarios for Turkey
Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21; 50(SI-1):509-514.TJ

Abstract

Background/aim

Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now a pandemic spreading in most countries including Turkey.

Materials and methods

The current knowledge of COVID-19 and the virus causing it, SARS-CoV-2, was reviewed. The epidemiology and control in different countries was compared and the differences discussed.

Results

The population attack rates and case fatality rates vary from country to country with Lombardy in northern Italy reporting an attack rate in the general population of 0.37% compared to 0.004% in Hong Kong. The differences are caused by different testing strategies and reporting systems.

Conclusion

Turkey is early in the outbreak. Different control strategies are available with South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore being models to follow.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Basel, Switzerland Directorate General for Disease Surveillance and Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman Institute for Clinical Medicine, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DenmarkDepartment of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32283894

Citation

Petersen, Eskild, and Deniz Gökengin. "SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology and Control, Different Scenarios for Turkey." Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 50, no. SI-1, 2020, pp. 509-514.
Petersen E, Gökengin D. SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and control, different scenarios for Turkey. Turk J Med Sci. 2020;50(SI-1):509-514.
Petersen, E., & Gökengin, D. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and control, different scenarios for Turkey. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 50(SI-1), 509-514. https://doi.org/10.3906/sag-2003-260
Petersen E, Gökengin D. SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology and Control, Different Scenarios for Turkey. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21;50(SI-1):509-514. PubMed PMID: 32283894.
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