SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and control, different scenarios for TurkeyTurk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21; 50(SI-1):509-514.TJ
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.
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.
Turkey is early in the outbreak. Different control strategies are available with South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore being models to follow.