Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19): From causes to preventions in Hong Kong

Siukan LAW, Albert Wingnang LEUNG, Chuanshan XU

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Hong Kong has been recently attacked by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). In late January 2020, it's shown a steadily increasing trend of confirmed cases. There is a 257 in total infected cases confirmed including 4 deaths until 20th of March 2020. To prevent further outbreak of COVID-19, this article discusses the current understanding of COVID-19 and compares with the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in 2003 of Hong Kong from the causes, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and preventions to study for an applicable measurement to control COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Early online date3 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2020



  • Causes
  • Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)
  • Diagnosis
  • Hong Kong
  • Preventions
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • Symptoms
  • Transmission
  • Treatments

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