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COVID-19 R0: Magic Number or Conundrum?

Giulio Viceconte
1 and
Nicola Petrosillo
Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
National Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani”, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Infect. Dis. Rep. 2020, 12(1), 8516;
Submission received: 21 February 2020 / Revised: 24 February 2020 / Accepted: 24 February 2020 / Published: 24 February 2020


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There is an increasing concern about COVID-19 worldwide. [...]
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; reproductive number; transmission COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; reproductive number; transmission

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