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The Latest from HKUMed on COVID-19



February 20, 2020

HKUMed: Pseudo-colour scanning electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 grown in culture from a patient isolate. After 24 hours in culture there are large numbers of orange viral particles on the surface of the cell (blue). Image courtesy of LKS Faculty of Medicine,  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (K.Tsia, K.Lee and Q.Lai), and Electron Microscopy Unit, The University of Hong Kong 
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February 19, 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in Upper Respiratory Specimens of Infected Patients - 
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001737

February 18, 2020

Preprint: Identification of 2019-nCoV related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins in southern China
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.13.945485v1

February 13, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Risk for Transportation of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease from Wuhan to Other Cities in China
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/20-0146_article

February 13, 2020

Eurosurveillance: Epidemiological research priorities for public health control of the ongoing global novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak  
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.6.2000110

February 10, 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: The first 2019 novel coronavirus case in Nepal 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30067-0/fulltext#

February 6, 2020

HKUMed: Thin-section electron micrographs of the 2019 novel coronavirus grown in cells at The University of Hong Kong. The image shows part of a virus infected cell grown in culture with multiple virus particles being released from the cell surface. Each infected cell produces thousands of new infectious virus particles which can go on to infect new cells. Image credit: John Nicholls, Leo Poon and Malik Peiris, The University of Hong Kong 
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February 5, 2020

HKUMed: Short Video of the new Novel Coronavirus Growing in Culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZvf5NOFHs

February 3, 2020

The BMJ Opinion: We need new forms of governance to better manage our response to pandemics - 
https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/02/03/we-need-new-forms-of-governance-to-better-manage-our-response-to-pandemics/

January 31, 2020

Clinical Chemistry: Molecular diagnosis of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) causing an outbreak of pneumonia - 
https://academic.oup.com/clinchem/advance-article/doi/10.1093/clinchem/hvaa029/5719336

January 31, 2020

The BMJ: Response to the emerging novel coronavirus outbreak
https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m406

January 31, 2020

The Lancet: Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30260-9/fulltext

January 29, 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001316#.XjIZLaUBk_E

January 27, 2020

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, and forecasts domestic and international spread – UPDATE
Link to presentation here

January 24, 2020

The Lancet: A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30154-9/fulltext

January 22,2020

Eurosurveillance: Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000045

January 22, 2020

Eurosurveillance: Real-time tentative assessment of the epidemiological characteristics of novel coronavirus infections in Wuhan, China, as at 22 January 2020 
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000044

January 21, 2020

HKUMed: Statistical Tool for Predictive Analytics to Provide Real Time Estimates
http://www3.influenza.hk/wuhan/

January 21, 2020

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international spread with the forecast for chunyun
Link to presentation here

January 16, 2020

WHO: Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in suspected human cases by RT-PCR 
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/peiris-protocol-16-1-20.pdf?sfvrsn=af1aac73_4