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Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, with the virus reportedly spreading from person-to-person in many parts of that country. Infections with 2019-nCoV, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

This resource page is designed to help our global community stay up-to-date on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. For questions relatd to Brown University's response and support please visit Brown's official FAQ on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

A health security officer wearing a protective suit checks the body temperature of passengers with a thermography at the entrance of a subway station in Beijing, China. (AP Images)

Situation Reports & Dashboards

CDC 2019-nCoV Situation Summary (Updated Daily) 

WHO Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Reports (Updated Daily) 

Johns Hopkins University 2019-nCoV Global Dashboard

National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (Updated Daily) 


A Novel Coronavirus from Patients with Pneumonia in China, 2019 - New England Journal of Medicine (January 24, 2020)

Coronavirus Infections—More Than Just the Common Cold - Anthony Fauci, JAMA (January 23, 2020)

Novel Coronavirus 2019 - A Collection of Articles and Other ResourcesNew England Journal of Medicine

Guidlines and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals 

CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Patients Under Investigation for 2019-nCoV in Healthcare Settings

Interim U.S. Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personell with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 

Travel Advisories

CDC Novel Coronavirus Information for Travelers

WHO Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel Advice

Online Learning and Videos

WHO Online Course: Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control. This course provides a general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses.

American Medical Association - Coronavirus: Breaking Down the News

WHO Coronavirus: Questions and Answers