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Vol. 150 No. 0506 (2020)

2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): estimating the case fatality rate – a word of caution

  • Manuel Battegay
  • Richard Kuehl
  • Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
  • Hans H. Hirsch
  • Andreas F. Widmer
  • Richard A. Neher
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20203


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