The prevalence of symptoms in 24,410 adults infected by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 148 studies from 9 countries

@article{Grant2020ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of symptoms in 24,410 adults infected by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 148 studies from 9 countries},
  author={Michael C Grant and Luke Geoghegan and Marc Arbyn and Zakaria Mohammed and Luke A. McGuinness and Emily L. Clarke and Ryckie George Wade},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
Background To limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, an evidence-based understanding of the symptoms is critical to inform guidelines for quarantining and testing. The most common features are purported to be fever and a new persistent cough, although the global prevalence of these symptoms remains unclear. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the prevalence of symptoms associated with COVID-19 worldwide. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, medRxiv and bioRxiv on 5th April… 

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