Guidance: Wuhan novel coronavirus: background information

Public Health England

January 23
16:14 2020


On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus was subsequently identitified from patient samples.

This document contains information for clinicians and the public on the epidemiology and virology of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV).

Published 16 January 2020
Last updated 23 January 2020 +show all updates
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