Monthly Archives: February 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Where are we now, and where should we be going?


“As I write these lines, the novel coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China on December 8, 2019, has infected more people than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) combined.” In this Blog, written by Dr Ghazi Kayali, a member of BMC Infectious Diseases Editorial Board, we discuss the rise of the novel 2019 Coronavirus and its significant public health implications.