In December 2019, a series of pneumonia cases with unknown etiology emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China (1-3). They were later identified to be caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (4). On February 11, 2020, the disease of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus was officially named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). By now, the outbreak of COVID-19 has spread rapidly to more than 150 countries worldwide.
Methods: Pediatric medical staff (n=534) from nine hospitals in Jiangsu province were enrolled. Theiranxiety levels and quality of sleep were assessed using the online SAS and PSQI questionnaires.
Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originating in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, coincided with chunyun, the period of mass migration for the annual Spring Festival. To contain its spread, China adopted unprecedented nationwide interventions on January 23, 2020.
Backgrounds: An ongoing outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2], named COVID-19, hit a major city of China, Wuhan in December 2019 and subsequently spread to other provinces/regions of China and overseas. Several studies have been done to estimate the basic reproduction number in the early phase of this outbreak, yet there are no reliable estimates of case fatality rate (CFR) for COVID-19 to date.
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