The 2019 Coronavirus outbreak was declared a global Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30th January 2020.
The WHO is now working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.
Cochrane has released a Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care, which is also available in Simplified Chinese, Farsi, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. News item available in German
This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are most relevant to the management of people hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infections. It features Cochrane Reviews from three Cochrane Groups who are part of the Acute and Emergency Care Network to inform health-decision making relevant to current WHO recommendations for the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak.
The collections will be reviewed as the situation changes to ensure ongoing relevance.
- A second collection of reviews relevant to public health and the prevention of infection is also available.
- Find about more about Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network
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