Public health investigations required for protecting the population against novel coronaviruses
AbstractThere have been many laboratory-based investigations since the emergence of the novel coronaviruses in the autumn of 2012, but most of the parameters required for establishing scientifically the control measures that will protect against them have yet to be determined. Equally, the global distribution of the viruses in their animal reservoir has yet to be established. The experience of investigating and controlling another novel coronavirus, SARS, in 2003 shows how national and local investigations can come together as an international coalition and successfully avert epidemics. A menu of studies that need to be undertaken, especially in the countries experiencing transmission, is presented here
Nicoll, A. (2013). Public health investigations required for protecting the population against novel coronaviruses. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118448
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (supp.1), S61 - S67, 2013
DescriptionS61 - S67
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