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COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.2

Published on 16 March 2020

This weekly COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response.

This summary covers twelve publications ranging from news article, brief communication, correspondence, online comment and opinion, R& D blueprint, and response plan. The evidence summary also includes the characteristics of pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection and potential evidence for persistent fecal viral shedding, detection of COVID-19 in children in early January 2020 in Wuhan, the value of early transmission dynamic studies in emerging infectious diseases, a mathematical modelling study early dynamics of transmission and control of COVID-19, and the incubation period of COVID-19 from publicly reported confirmed cases. The summary also covers global evidence on tracking COVID-19 cases, online courses by LSHTM, WHO funding, and COVID-19 resource hub that can be accessed by public.

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Millington, K.A. (2020), COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary 2, K4D Evidence Summary, Brighton: IDS

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