Novel Coronavirus-2019: What Nurses Need to Know

Submitted by smaple on January 23, 2020


About the Outbreak

A new coronavirus, “2019-nCoV,” has been identified as the cause of a cluster of severe pneumonia cases that emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019.

In a matter of a few weeks, hundreds of cases have been confirmed and thousands of contacts are under observation in Wuhan. Additional cases have been identified outside of Wuhan—so far, in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States.  

On January 21, 2020, China announced for the first time that healthcare workers have been infected- at least fourteen by recent counts. 

About the Novel Virus “2019-nCoV”

While much has been learned about 2019-nCoV in a few weeks, there is still a lot we don’t know: