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New MeSH Supplementary Concept Record for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China

New MeSH Supplementary Concept Record for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Jan-Feb;(432):b3.

2020 January 24 [posted]
2020 January 27 [Editor's note added] [Editor's note added]
2020 February 07 [Editor's note added]
2020 February 14 [updated]

On January 14, 2020, a new MeSH Supplementary Concept Record (SCR Class 4-Organism) was added to the 2020 MeSH Browser in response to health updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China:

[Editor's note: On February 13, 2020, the preferred term for the SCR changed from Wuhan coronavirus to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Wuhan coronavirus was maintained as an entry term and new entry terms were added. Please continue to check the MeSH Browser for the most current updates to this SCR.]

  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
    2019 novel coronavirus (entry term)
    2019-nCoV (entry term)
    coronavirus disease 2019 virus (new entry term)
    COVID-19 virus (new entry term)
    SARS-CoV-2 (new entry term)
    SARS2 (entry term)
    Wuhan coronavirus (formerly the preferred term; maintained as an entry term)
    Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus (entry term)

The SCR first appeared in the MeSH export file available on January 15, 2020. The SCR was updated on January 23, 2020 and February 13, 2020.

Note that the SCR has a heading mapped to the MeSH descriptor Betacoronavirus.

Citations about the viral infection also will be indexed with the SCR (Class 3-Disease) COVID-19. For more information, see New MeSH Supplementary Concept Record for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Here is a suggested interim PubMed search strategy to retrieve citations, including ahead-of-print citations, on the 2019 novel coronavirus and disease:

[Editor's note: The PubMed search strategy was updated on January 27, 2020, February 14, 2020, and February 20, 2020.]

2019-nCoV OR 2019nCoV OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR ((wuhan AND coronavirus) AND 2019/12[PDAT]:2030[PDAT])

The complete annotated genome sequence of the 2019 novel coronavirus is available now in GenBank.

For more information on this outbreak and coronavirus infections, see these resources:

[Editor's note: This section was updated on January 27, 2020; February 7, 2020; and February 14, 2020.]

For more information on this outbreak and coronavirus infections, see these resources:

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