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[Epidemiology and control of COVID-19].
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020 05; 145(10):670-674.DM

Abstract

The Coronavirus Disease Pandemic 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), started in December 2019 in China. SARS-CoV-2 is easily transmitted by droplet infection. After an incubation period of 1-14 days, COVID-19 shows a mild course in 80 % of observed cases and a severe course in 20 %, with a lethality rate of 0.3-5.8 %. Elderly people and people with underlying diseases have a higher risk of severe courses with mandatory ventilation. So far there are neither effective drugs nor vaccinations available, so only public health interventions such as physical distancing and hygiene measures on the one hand and targeted testing followed by isolation and quarantine measures on the other hand are available. China has shown that maximum use of these measures can control the epidemic. The further course and also the consequences for the global economy cannot be clearly predicted at present.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Heidelberg Institut für Global Health.Heidelberg Institut für Global Health. Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Köln.Epidemiologie & International Public Health, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften der Universität Bielefeld.

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Journal Article
Review

Language

ger

PubMed ID

32344440

Citation

Müller, Olaf, et al. "[Epidemiology and Control of COVID-19]." Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946), vol. 145, no. 10, 2020, pp. 670-674.
Müller O, Neuhann F, Razum O. [Epidemiology and control of COVID-19]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020;145(10):670-674.
Müller, O., Neuhann, F., & Razum, O. (2020). [Epidemiology and control of COVID-19]. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946), 145(10), 670-674. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1162-1987
Müller O, Neuhann F, Razum O. [Epidemiology and Control of COVID-19]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020;145(10):670-674. PubMed PMID: 32344440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Epidemiology and control of COVID-19]. AU - Müller,Olaf, AU - Neuhann,Florian, AU - Razum,Oliver, Y1 - 2020/04/28/ PY - 2020/4/29/pubmed PY - 2020/5/23/medline PY - 2020/4/29/entrez SP - 670 EP - 674 JF - Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift (1946) JO - Dtsch Med Wochenschr VL - 145 IS - 10 N2 - The Coronavirus Disease Pandemic 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), started in December 2019 in China. SARS-CoV-2 is easily transmitted by droplet infection. After an incubation period of 1-14 days, COVID-19 shows a mild course in 80 % of observed cases and a severe course in 20 %, with a lethality rate of 0.3-5.8 %. Elderly people and people with underlying diseases have a higher risk of severe courses with mandatory ventilation. So far there are neither effective drugs nor vaccinations available, so only public health interventions such as physical distancing and hygiene measures on the one hand and targeted testing followed by isolation and quarantine measures on the other hand are available. China has shown that maximum use of these measures can control the epidemic. The further course and also the consequences for the global economy cannot be clearly predicted at present. SN - 1439-4413 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32344440/[Epidemiology_and_control_of_COVID_19]_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-1162-1987 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -