Special Issue "Outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus: A Global Health Threat"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: data science; global environmental health; infectious diseases; spatial epidemiology
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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan in December 2019 and has become an ongoing epidemic in China. The outbreak is spreading rapidly. So far, over 60,000 cases have been confirmed and the death toll has surpassed 1500. Human infections by the virus were also reported in more than 20 countries outside China, such as Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global health emergency
Currently, the priority is to contain the spreading of the virus and help patients to recover. Meanwhile, it is urgent to understand how the virus is transmitted between people, what factors lead to the outbreak, what are patterns and future trends of outbreak, and what are efficient ways to curb the outbreak and treat patients? To answer these questions, it needs researchers, doctors, and health care professionals from cross-disciplinary fields to work together to share data, experience, and insights.
This Special Issue solicits papers that help to understand the outbreak of a novel coronavirus from global health perspectives. Papers closely related to the topics below are particularly welcome:
- Epidemiological characteristics of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus
- Environmental fate and transmission pathway of a novel coronavirus;
- Pattern recognition and prediction of the outbreak using data analytics
- Experience and insight in preventing and curbing the outbreak
- Global health influence of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus
High quality research and review papers will be considered.
Dr. Jianyong Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Global health
- Transmission pathway
- Pattern recognition
- Predictive modeling
- Prevention and control