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Safety Pathway Design for Patients Not Affected by COVID-19 During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in an Italian University Hospital

Authors Montella E, Caputi EM, Del Core M, Guida A, Triassi M

Received 22 June 2020

Accepted for publication 28 September 2020

Published 16 November 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 2621—2626


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto

Emma Montella,1 Emanuele Mario Caputi,1 Mariapia Del Core,1 Antonella Guida,2 Maria Triassi1

1Public Health Department, “Federico II” University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 2Health Management, Local Health Authority (ASL) Caserta, Caserta, Italy

Correspondence: Emma Montella
Public Health Department, “Federico II” University of Naples, Via Sergio Pansini, 5, Naples 80131, Italy
Tel +393332253185
Email [email protected]

Cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology were identified in the city of Wuhan, the most populated city in central China, late in December 2019. On January 7, 2020, the virus responsible for this condition was defined as Coronavirus 2 Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2); on February 11, the World Health Organization announced that the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus was called COVID-19. COVID-19 is a potentially fatal disease whose spread has reached epidemiological criteria to be declared a pandemic, having infected, according to WHO Coronavirus Disease Situation Reports, over 100,000  people in more than 101 countries. This new public health emergency is challenging the economy, the medical field and public health infrastructures. Health-care systems worldwide have had to adapt their processes to face this new situation and attempt to provide a global response, and countries that have already experienced the emergency have a lot to teach.

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