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Nursing research guide for Denton students, faculty, and staff.

2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV)

CDC webpage concerning Wuhan Coronavirus 2019nCoV

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus webpage

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NIH officials discuss novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China: Research underway to address latest viral threat.

NIH / PubMed Articles:

Dept of Health Services Texas

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Center for Systems Science and Engineering 

Complete data set is downloadable as a Google Sheet.

Date/Time Stamp to assess how current the statistics are can be found at the bottom right on the Dashboard.

Statistical Sources:

  • WHO
  • CDC (United States)
  • ECDC (European CDC)
  • CCDC (China CDC)
  • NHC (China)
  • DXY (China)
Use these terms:
  • COVID-19
  • 2019-nCoV
  • #2019nCoV
  • #COVID-19
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • Wuhan coronavirus
  • Wuhan virus
  • Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus

RECOMMENDED PubMed Search Strategy:

  • 2019-nCoV OR COVID-19 OR (wuhan[tiab] AND coronavirus[tiab])


  • 2019 novel coronavirus disease (entry term - synonym)
  • 2019 novel coronavirus infection (entry term - synonym)
  • 2019-nCoV disease (entry term - synonym)
  • 2019-nCoV infection (entry term - synonym)
  • coronavirus disease 2019 (entry term - synonym)
  • coronavirus infection 2019 (entry term - synonym)
  • MeSH Descriptor: Betacoronavirus
  • MeSH Descriptor: Pneumonia, Viral
  • MeSH Descriptor: Coronavirus Infections
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Google Scholar logo 2020

Google Scholar Search Strategy:

(2019-nCoV OR "novel coronavirus" OR virus OR "seafood market pneumonia") wuhan 

  • Date range:  2019-2020
ADVANCED SEARCH in PubMed or Medline for Clinicians or Librarians

MedlinePlus provides health information to the general public in reading formats that are easier to understand. 

Below is the link to the MedlinePlus webpage containing resources about COVID-19 that will be easy to read.

UPDATE - Feb 24, 2020

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)


Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

United States, February 24, 2020

In a Nutshell...

  • Currently 14 diagnosed cases in the U.S.   12 cases due to travel to China.   2 cases due to close household contact.
  • 14 US cases appear in 6 states: Arizona (1), California (8), Illinois (2), Massachusetts (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1)
  • COVID-19 is present in 32 countries globally.
  • No deaths reported in the US.
  • Person-to-Person spread occurs mainly by respiratory transmission.
  • Symptoms display within 2-14 days after exposure.
  • 1,336 CDC staff are involved in the U.S. response.
  • 497 CDC staff are deployed in 39 U.S. locations in the U.S. and globally.
  • CDC teams are working 11 U.S. airports to screen passengers from all flights out of China.
  • CDC has set a quarantine period for 14 days.
  • CDC Level 3 Travel Notice: Jan 27th - avoid all nonessential travel to China
  • Additional Travel Notices for Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Of 479 persons tested for COVID-19 within the U.S., 3% have tested positive.
  • CDC is using SARS-CoV-2 cell culture to test for COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2 cell cultures have been transferred to the Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research Resources Repository, as well as to U.S. public health and academic institutions for additional research including vaccine development.

Areas of additional research

  • clarification of incubation period
  • clarification of duration of virus shedding
  • importance of various modes of transmission: droplets, aerosols, or fomites
  • determination of personal protective equipment
  • determination of severity and case-fatality rate
  • description of the spectrum of illness
  • description of the risk factors for infection and severe disease
  • role of asymptomatic infection
  • assessment of immunological response to infection