Identification of a novel coronavirus causing severe pneumonia in human: a descriptive study

  title={Identification of a novel coronavirus causing severe pneumonia in human: a descriptive study},
  author={Lili Ren and Ye Wang and Zh{\`i}qi{\'a}ng W{\'u} and Zichun Xiang and Li Guo and Teng Xu and Yong-zhong Jiang and Yan Xiong and Yong-jun Li and Xing-wang Li and Hui Li and Guohui Fan and Xiaozhi Gu and Yan Xiao and Hong Gao and Jiuyang Xu and Fan Yang and Xinming Wang and Chao Wu and Lan Chen and Yiwei Liu and Bo Liu and Jian Yang and Xiao-Rui Wang and Jie Dong and Li Li and Chao Huang and Jianping Zhao and Y. Hu and Zhenshun Cheng and Lin-lin Liu and Zhaohui Qian and Chuan Qin and Qi Jin and Bin Cao and Jian-wei Wang},
  journal={Chinese Medical Journal},
  pages={1015 - 1024}
Abstract Background Human infections with zoonotic coronaviruses (CoVs), including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV, have raised great public health concern globally. Here, we report a novel bat-origin CoV causing severe and fatal pneumonia in humans. Methods We collected clinical data and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens from five patients with severe pneumonia from Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, Hubei province, China. Nucleic acids… 
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