Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

February 11, 2020

Transmission and epidemiological characteristics of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)-Infected Pneumonia (NCIP):preliminary evidence obtained in comparison with 2003-SARS

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  • Updating a previously-posted pre-print, Zhang, et al. describe their analysis comparing 2019-nCoV pneumonia (NCIP) to 2003-SARS cases to guide prevention and control of the former. Data included public information on Chinese NCIP cases (n=287; age 9-90 years old; male:female ratio, 1.35:1). Compared to SARS, NCIP has a lower case fatality rate and a higher “cure rate”. Fatality rates were higher in Wuhan compared to elsewhere in China (1.5 to 6.6% and 0 to 2.6%, respectively).

Zhang, et al. (Feb 10, 2020) Transmission and epidemiological characteristics of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)-Infected Pneumonia (NCIP):preliminary evidence obtained in comparison with 2003-SARS. Pre-print downloaded 10 February from https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.30.20019836v2