Focus on the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

  • N Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • G Schellack
  • H Ismail Life Carstenhof Hospital
Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, current outbreak, 2019-nCoV


The coronavirus is typically associated with the common cold, as one of a variety of causative viral organisms.

However, the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus,1 dubbed (2019-nCoV) began in Wuhan, China, on the 31st of December 2019, with a cluster of pneumonia cases. These cases were soon linked to a previously unknow virus that has since been identified as a novel coronavirus.

Author Biographies

N Schellack, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

G Schellack

Pharmaceutical industry specialist in clinical research and applied pharmacology

H Ismail, Life Carstenhof Hospital

Life Carstenhof Hospital, South Africa

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