PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (01): China, global, EVZD, reporting criteria, WHO

Coronavirus — China
As the world watches the rapid spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV [SARS-CoV-2]) outbreak, it is important to reflect on the lessons that can be learned from this and previous emerging zoonotic viruses (EZV) in a comparative and analytic way. Although the source of 2019-nCoV is yet to be confirmed, early findings suggest a high possibility of a bat origin[1]. There have been 6 major EZV outbreaks in the past 25 years caused by proven or suspected bat-borne viruses (table)[2-7].