Rapid response to COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Italy: how to convert a classic infectious disease ward into a COVID-19 response centre

Published:March 20, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.020
      Italy's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originated from Codogno, a small town in Southwest Lombardy, on February 21st, 2020. Codogno is 46 km from Pavia, home to one of the largest teaching hospitals (1300 beds) in the region, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo. The hospital has been involved in the management of the outbreak since its inception.
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