Protecting frontline workers

Kwegyir-Afful, E ORCID: and Leigh, JA ORCID: 2020, 'Protecting frontline workers' , British Journal of Nursing, 29 (13) , p. 728.

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In December 2019, news of a strange new illness, mainly in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China, came through social media. Little was known about the virus until 11 February 2020, when it was named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (World Health Organization (WHO), 2020a). Although a member of the family of coronaviruses and similar to the virus implicated in the SARS outbreak of 2003, virologists have reported some differences, making COVID-19 a novel coronavirus. We tell the story.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
ISSN: 0966-0461
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Depositing User: Professor JA Leigh
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 09:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:59

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