publication . Article . 2020

Ten Epidemiological Parameters of COVID-19: Use of Rapid Literature Review to Inform Predictive Models During the Pandemic

Luciana Guerra Gallo; Ana Flávia de Morais Oliveira; Amanda Amaral Abrahão; Leticia Assad Maia Sandoval; Yure Rodrigues Araújo Martins; Maria Almiron; Fabiana Sherine Ganem Dos Santos; Wildo Navegantes de Araújo; Maria Regina Fernandes de Oliveira; Henry Maia Peixoto;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
<jats:p><jats:bold>Objective:</jats:bold> To describe the methods used in a rapid review of the literature and to present the main epidemiological parameters that describe the transmission of SARS-Cov-2 and the illness caused by this virus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).</jats:p><jats:p><jats:bold>Methods:</jats:bold> This is a methodological protocol that enabled a rapid review of COVID-19 epidemiological parameters.</jats:p><jats:p><jats:bold>Findings:</jats:bold> The protocol consisted of the following steps: definition of scope; eligibility criteria; information sources; search strategies; selection of studies; and data extraction. Four reviewers and t...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Methods, coronavirus infections, review, parameters, models, statistical, Infecções por coronavírus, Covid-19, Estatística, Pandemic, Observational study, Data extraction, Basic reproduction number, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Medicine, business.industry, business, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Epidemiology, Family medicine, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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