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COVID-19 in South Korea

Authors
 Jun Yong Choi 
Citation
 POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.96(1137) : 399-402, 2020-07 
Journal Title
 POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0032-5473 
Issue Date
2020-07
MeSH
Basic Reproduction Number ; Betacoronavirus / pathogenicity* ; Communicable Disease Control / organization & administration* ; Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology* ; Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control ; Coronavirus Infections / transmission* ; Epidemiological Monitoring ; Evidence-Based Medicine ; Human Activities / statistics & numerical data* ; Humans ; Pandemics / prevention & control* ; Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology* ; Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control ; Pneumonia, Viral / transmission* ; Quarantine / organization & administration* ; Republic of Korea / epidemiology ; Social Distance ; Travel
Abstract
A novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV-2) that initially originated from Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has already caused a pandemic. While this novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) frequently induces mild diseases, it has also generated severe diseases among certain populations, including older-aged individuals with underlying diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As of 31 March 2020, a total of 9786 confirmed cases with COVID-19 have been reported in South Korea. South Korea has the highest diagnostic rate for COVID-19, which has been the major contributor in overcoming this outbreak. We are trying to reduce the reproduction number of COVID-19 to less than one and eventually succeed in controlling this outbreak using methods such as contact tracing, quarantine, testing, isolation, social distancing and school closure. This report aimed to describe the current situation of COVID-19 in South Korea and our response to this outbreak.
Full Text
https://pmj.bmj.com/content/96/1137/399.long
DOI
10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-137738
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Choi, Jun Yong(최준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179605
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