COVID-19: A New Virus as a Potential Rapidly Spreading in the Worldwide

Document Type : Letter of Editor-in-Chief


Pulmonologist, Lung Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Covid-19 is a novel virus with high affinity to spread in the community. In December 2019, it was first identified in Wuhan, China. The symptoms are non-specific, so fever, cough, dyspnea, are prominent features. Respiratory failure and mortality have also been reported. The most common lung CT scan findings are bilateral ground glass opacities.


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