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Description: This area includes content on coronaviruses research. Topics include the COVID-19 disease caused by the 2019-nCoV outbreak (also known as the Wuhan coronavirus), infectious diseases research and other interdisciplinary areas related to viral outbreaks.

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COVID-19 Research - on the COVID-19 outbreak, initially originated in Wuhan, Hubei province, China and escalated in January 2020

Infectious Disease Research - on infectious diseases including coronavirus, SARS, MERS, Ebola, etc.

Interdisciplinary Coronavirus & Infectious Disease Related Research - related to infectious diseases, covering topics such as outbreaks, public health and legal, economic, societal, and fiscal implications

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