Diagnosing COVID-19: Did We Miss Anything?

Eric Daniel Tenda, Moses Mazmur Asaf

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In late 2019, a mass of patients showing symptoms of a pneumonia-like disease of unknown origin emerged in Wuhan, China. Little did the world know it was the prelude of what would be a devastating pandemic. Samples were collected from these patients and the use of unbiased sequencing, and subsequent isolation of the pathogen using human airway epithelial cells led to the discovery of a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The disease caused by this virus is officially called the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Indonesiana
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Internal Medicine
  • Respirology


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