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The 2019 Coronavirus Outbreak – What We Know So Far

Educational Objective
To understand the latest developments in the spread and management of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
0.5 Credit CME

A live conversation between the NIAID’s Anthony Fauci and JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Originally broadcast on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 17:00 CST.

Topics discussed in this interview:

1:27 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

4:38 Mortality of SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV

7:00 How good are we at defining the number of exposed people in an outbreak?

8:37 What do we know about the patients who have died in the current coronavirus outbreak?

9:39 For the people infected who develop respiratory symptoms, is treatment mostly supportive or are there antiviral drugs that can be used?

12:11 Is there a diagnostic test? How quickly can a coronavirus diagnosis be made?

12:46 How effective are the quarantine efforts in Wuhan, China?

15:05 Based on the previous SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV outbreaks, what can we expect over the next few weeks?

16:36 What do we know about the coronavirus cases identified in the United States?

17:47 How long do these individuals need to remain in isolation?

18:28 Have any of those individuals in isolation needed ventilators or are they receiving antivirals?

18:53 Where are we with a vaccine for coronavirus?

21:34 What surprises you when it comes to emerging infectious diseases?

22:54 Is there something unique about the coronavirus that allows for the jump from animal species to humans?

24:53 Are these outbreaks best addressed by collaborations with other countries?

25:25 What should clinicians do if a patient presents with symptoms of coronavirus infection?

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