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Anderson D., L. Blumberg, C. Cohen et al. (2020)   C2


On 31st December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted to a cluster of pneumonia of unknown aetiology in patients in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. One week later the novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2: SARS-CoV-2) was identified as the cause. The resulting illness was named COVID-19 on the 11th February 2020. The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 ranges from an asymptomatic or mild flu-like illness to a severe pneumonia requiring critical care. These guidelines describe the clinical management of cases of COVID-19 disease and covers clinical care in and outside health care facilities. It is intended for health care practitioners taking care of symptomatic patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

corona virus,  clinical management,  South Africa,  guidelines,  clinical care,  symptomatic patients,  health care facilities,