Oral medicine, oral pathology and coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

current challenges

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https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v19i0.8658890

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Oral medicine, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Letters

Abstract

In late December 2019, a cluster of unexplained pneumonia cases was diagnosed in Wuhan, China, and few days later, the causative agent of this mysterious pneumonia was identified as a novel coronavirus. This causative virus has been temporarily named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the relevant infected disease has been named as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the World Health Organization respectively. The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading in China and all over the world now...

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Author Biographies

Hercílio Martelli-Júnior, State University of Montes Claros

Oral Diagnosis, Dental School, State University of Montes Claros (Unimontes), Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Renato Assis Machado, State University of Campinas

Department of Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

Daniella R. Barbosa Martelli, State University of Montes Claros

Oral Diagnosis, Dental School, State University of Montes Claros (Unimontes), Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Ricardo Della Coletta, State University of Campinas

Department of Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Published

2020-03-25

How to Cite

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Martelli-Júnior H, Machado RA, Martelli DRB, Coletta RD. Oral medicine, oral pathology and coronavirus (2019-nCoV): current challenges. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2020Mar.25 [cited 2020Nov.26];190:e200001. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8658890

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