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Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia
Abstract Background The initial cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019 and January 2020. We analyzed data on the… Expand
Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study
Summary Background Since Dec 31, 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan has reported an outbreak of atypical pneumonia caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Cases have been exported to… Expand
Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19
We report temporal patterns of viral shedding in 94 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and modeled COVID-19 infectiousness profiles from a separate sample of 77 infector–infectee… Expand
Hand, foot, and mouth disease in China, 2008-12: an epidemiological study.
BACKGROUND Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by enteroviruses. Increasingly, the disease has a substantial burden throughout east and southeast Asia. To better inform… Expand
Identifying SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins
The ongoing outbreak of viral pneumonia in China and across the world is associated with a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 1 . This outbreak has been tentatively associated with a seafood market in… Expand
Transmission Dynamics of the Etiological Agent of SARS in Hong Kong: Impact of Public Health Interventions
We present an analysis of the first 10 weeks of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Hong Kong. The epidemic to date has been characterized by two large clusters—initiated by two… Expand
Estimating clinical severity of COVID-19 from the transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China
As of 29 February 2020 there were 79,394 confirmed cases and 2,838 deaths from COVID-19 in mainland China. Of these, 48,557 cases and 2,169 deaths occurred in the epicenter, Wuhan. A key public… Expand
Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks
We identified seasonal human coronaviruses, influenza viruses and rhinoviruses in exhaled breath and coughs of children and adults with acute respiratory illness. Surgical face masks significantly… Expand
The Epidemiology of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in the 2003 Hong Kong Epidemic: An Analysis of All 1755 Patients
Context Few comprehensive studies describe the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Contribution This epidemiologic analysis of 1755 cases from Hong Kong found that most cases… Expand
Comparative epidemiology of pandemic and seasonal influenza A in households.
- B. J. Cowling, K. H. Chan, +13 authors J. Peiris
- The New England journal of medicine
- 4 June 2010
BACKGROUND There are few data on the comparative epidemiology and virology of the pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus and cocirculating seasonal influenza A viruses in community settings. … Expand