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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2020;17(2):33-40.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2020.17.2.33    Published online August 31, 2020.
코로나바이러스감염증-19의 임상적 특징
Clinical characteristics of COVID-19
Jung Rae Yoo, Sang Taek Heo
Correspondence:  Sang Taek Heo, Email: neosangtaek@naver.com
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory tract infection caused by a newly emergent coronavirus, that was first recognized in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Genetic sequencing of the virus suggests that it is a beta coronavirus closely linked to the SARS virus. This disease has non-specific symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, and gastrointestinal symptoms. This virus can transmit via aerosol and need to droplet precaution to prevent spreading in public areas. Most people with COVID-19 develop only mild or uncomplicated illness. However, about 20% patients require hospitalization, oxygen supply, and intensive care. There is no currently effective treatment available for COVID-19 unresponsive to supportive care. This is review about the recently published epidemiologic, and clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Key Words: Coronavirus, COVID-19, respiratory, tract, infection
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