COVID-19 in Italy: An Overview from the First Case to Date
Luigi Santacroce 1 * , Ioannis Alexandros Charitos 2, Raffaele Del Prete 3
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1 Ionian Department, Microbiology and Virology Lab., University Hospital of Bari, Bari, ITALY2 Regional Emergency Service, National Poisoning Center, University Hospital of Foggia, Foggia, ITALY3 Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, Section of Microbiology and Virology, University Hospital of Bari, Bari, ITALY* Corresponding Author


This paper is aimed to point out the current state of the COVID-19 pandemics in Italy. Currently, COVID-19 is an international crisis and all the continents have recorded a certain number of cases to date. After the first report of such infectious threat in China, the disease has progressively widespread thorough the world, and all the countries have attempted to point out specific protocols and therapies to face this new, unknown condition. The authors report an overview of how the Italian health service is facing this crisis after two months from the first internal reported cases. At last, special considerations highlight the non-sanitary issues of COVID-19 outbreak in Italy.


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Article Type: Perspective Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, Volume 17, Issue 6, December 2020, Article No: em235

Publication date: 08 Apr 2020

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