High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

@article{Sanche2020HighCA,
  title={High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2},
  author={Steven Sanche and Yen Ting Lin and Chonggang Xu and Ethan Obie Romero-Severson and Nicholas W. Hengartner and Ruian Ke},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2020},
  volume={26},
  pages={1470 - 1477}
}
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is the causative agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic. Initial estimates of the early dynamics of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, suggested a doubling time of the number of infected persons of 6–7 days and a basic reproductive number (R0) of 2.2–2.7. We collected extensive individual case reports across China and estimated key epidemiologic parameters, including the incubation period (4.2 days). We then designed 2 mathematical modeling… 

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