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A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster
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The findings are consistent with person-to-person transmission of this novel coronavirus in hospital and family settings, and the reports of infected travellers in other geographical regions. Expand
Temporal profiles of viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples and serum antibody responses during infection by SARS-CoV-2: an observational cohort study
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The serial respiratory viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples from patients with COVID-19, and serum antibody responses from patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are ascertained. Expand
Genomic characterization of the 2019 novel human-pathogenic coronavirus isolated from a patient with atypical pneumonia after visiting Wuhan
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Binformatics analysis on a virus genome from a patient with 2019-nCoV infection and compared it with other related coronavirus genomes provide the basis for starting further studies on the pathogenesis, and optimizing the design of diagnostic, antiviral and vaccination strategies for this emerging infection. Expand
Consistent Detection of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Saliva
  • K. To, O. Tsang, +15 authors K. Yuen
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
  • 12 February 2020
Abstract The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in the self-collected saliva of 91.7% (11/12) of patients. Serial saliva viral load monitoring generally showed a declining trend. LiveExpand
Triple combination of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial
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Early triple antiviral therapy was safe and superior to lopinavir–ritonavir alone in alleviating symptoms and shortening the duration of viral shedding and hospital stay in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. Expand
Human infections with the emerging avian influenza A H7N9 virus from wet market poultry: clinical analysis and characterisation of viral genome
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Cross species poultry-to-person transmission of this new reassortant H7N9 virus is associated with severe pneumonia and multiorgan dysfunction in human beings and monitoring of the viral evolution and further study of disease pathogenesis will improve disease management, epidemic control, and pandemic preparedness. Expand
Simulation of the clinical and pathological manifestations of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in golden Syrian hamster model: implications for disease pathogenesis and transmissibility
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Besides satisfying the Koch’s postulates, this readily available hamster model is an important tool for studying transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. Expand
Coronaviruses — drug discovery and therapeutic options
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The epidemiology, virology, clinical features and current treatment strategies of SARS and MERS are summarized, and the discovery and development of new virus-based and host-based therapeutic options for CoV infections are discussed. Expand
Potent neutralizing antibodies against multiple epitopes on SARS-CoV-2 spike
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A diverse collection of potent neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein have been isolated from five patients with severe COVID-19 and high serum neutralization titres, suggesting both of these regions at the top of the viral spike are immunogenic. Expand
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: Another Zoonotic Betacoronavirus Causing SARS-Like Disease
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Developing an effective camel MERS-CoV vaccine and implementing appropriate infection control measures may control the continuing epidemic. Expand
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