HKUMed on COVID-19

Our Research


08 April 2020

The Lancet: First-wave COVID-19 transmissibility and severity in China outside Hubei after control measures, and second-wave scenario planning: a modelling impact assessment
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30746-7/fulltext

03 April 2020

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: Limited early warnings and public attention to COVID-19 in China, January-February, 2020: a longitudinal cohort of randomly sampled Weibo users
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/limited-early-warnings-and-public-attention-to-covid19-in-china-januaryfebruary-2020-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-randomly-sampled-weibo-users/366C1FCCC82250274C1C1B64BAC9CECB#

Gastroenterology: Gastrointestinal Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Virus Load in Fecal Samples from the Hong Kong Cohort and Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)30448-0/fulltext

Nature Medicine: Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2

The BMJ: Covid-19: how a virus is turning the world upside down
https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1336

02 April 2020

The Lancet Microbe: Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30003-3/fulltext

31 March 2020

International Journal of Epidemiology: COVID-19 epidemic: disentangling the re-emerging controversy about medical facemasks from an epidemiological perspective
https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyaa044/5813980

26 March 2020

Nature: Identifying SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2169-0

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Simulation of the clinical and pathological manifestations of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in golden Syrian hamster model: implications for disease pathogenesis and transmissibility
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa325/5811871

23 March 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Temporal profiles of viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples and serum antibody responses during infection by SARS-CoV-2: an observational cohort study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30196-1/fulltext

20 March 2020

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time situation report by the instantaneous effective reproductive number (Rt) of COVID-19
Link to presentation here

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30134-X/fulltext#%20

JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: Practical Aspects of Otolaryngologic Clinical Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic: An Experience in Hong Kong
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2763406

19 March 2020

The Lancet: Viral dynamics in mild and severe cases of COVID-19
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30232-2/fulltext

Nature Medicine: Estimating clinical severity of COVID-19 from the transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0822-7

12 March 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: Detection of Covid-19 in Children in Early January 2020 in Wuhan, China
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2003717

06 March 2020

The Lancet: COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30526-2/fulltext 

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases case fatality risk of COVID-19
Link to presentation here 

The Lancet: Are high-performing health systems resilient against the COVID-19 epidemic?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30551-1/fulltext

02 March 2020

Nature Microbiology: The species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0695-z

28 February 2020

The New England Journal of MedicineClinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032

27 February 2020

Nature Medicine: Emergence of a novel human coronavirus threatening human health
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0796-5

24 February 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 pneumonia: what has CT taught us?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30134-1/fulltext#%20 

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30113-4/fulltext

21 February 2020

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762028

20 February 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 
Link to high-resolution image here

19 February 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 

13 February 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 

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

10 February 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#

06 February 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings — Social Distancing Measures
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0995_article 

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 
Link to high-resolution image here

05 February 2020

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

03 February 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/

31 January 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 

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

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

29 January 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

27 January 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

24 January 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

22 January 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 

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

21 January 2020

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

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

16 January 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