Diagnosis and management of first case of COVID-19 in Canada: Lessons applied from SARS-CoV-1

Xavier Marchand-Senécal, Rob Kozak, Samira Mubareka, Natasha Salt, Jonathan B. Gubbay, Alireza Eshaghi, Vanessa Allen, Yan Li, Natalie Bastien, Matthew Gilmour, Omar Ozaldin, Jerome A. Leis

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We report diagnosis and management of the first laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalized in Toronto, Canada. No healthcare-associated transmission occurred. In the face of a potential pandemic of COVID-19, we suggest sustainable and scalable control measures developed based on lessons learned from severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2207–2210
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number16
Early online date9 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020


  • 2019-nCoV
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Infection Prevention
  • SARS-CoV-2

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