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  • Originally posted by Shiloh View Post
    Source: https://www.firstpost.com/tech/scien...a-7929941.html

    Indian school teacher first foreigner infected with mysterious SARS-like virus in China
    She is being treated for the virus, is unconscious and could take a long time to recover.
    Press Trust of IndiaJan 20, 2020 13:47:49 IST

    A 45-year-old Indian school teacher is undergoing treatment for a new strain of pneumonia outbreak spreading in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen, becoming the first foreigner to have contracted the mysterious SARS-like coronavirus.

    Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, has been admitted to a local hospital after she fell seriously ill last Friday.

    Doctors on Monday confirmed that she was suffering from the virus and is being treated for it, her husband Ashuman Khowal told PTI from Shenzhen...
    This case is not on the Guangdong health site yet.

    Please see:

    China - Teacher, 41, hospitalized with severe pneumonia, renal failure, liver damage - officials say not new coronavirus - Shenzhen, Guangdong province - January 12, 2020

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    • World Health Organization Western Pacific

      @WHOWPRO
      The total number of confirmed cases of #nCoV2019 reported to date is 205, including 3 deaths. All reported deaths have been in Wuhan, China.


      Please see our case list by country:


      2019-nCov Confirmed Case List by Country and Province - Total = 205

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      • Why was 136 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia newly diagnosed in Wuhan in two days? The reason is here

        2020-01-20 18:45:05
        The Beijing News expresses that on the afternoon of the 20th, the popular cloud platform of the Chinese Academy of Sciences answered "Why so many confirmed cases suddenly increased?"

        Because there is a virus nucleic acid detection kit.

        At a press conference held by the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Committee in the early morning of the 19th, Huang Chaolin, an expert from the Hubei Provincial Medical Group, deputy director and chief physician of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, answered a reporter's question and said, "Unknown viral pneumonia in Wuhan was identified After the new coronavirus infection, relevant national scientific research institutions quickly developed viral nucleic acid detection kits, and then optimized the technology. On January 16, after the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention received the kits issued by the state, it began testing Wuhan Specimens from patients with unexplained viral pneumonia submitted for testing for pathogenicity. "

        The nucleic acid detection kit can quickly determine whether a specific gene sequence exists in the sample of the case through the PCR method. For different viruses, different nucleic acid detection kits can be developed. However, this test needs to be based on a known virus, that is, a known virus is equivalent to having an ID card, and a sample of the case can be judged only by comparison. The pathogen this time is a new type of coronavirus. Since it has not appeared before, we do not have its "identity card", so we cannot quickly determine it. Recently, relevant national scientific research institutions quickly developed a viral nucleic acid detection kit. After receiving the nationally issued kit, the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention began to conduct pathogenic testing on specimens of patients with unexplained viral pneumonia submitted for inspection in Wuhan. This is the case of "suddenly so many cases".

        According to previous reports, in the early morning of January 20, the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Commission notified the pneumonia of the new coronavirus infection. According to the report, on January 18 and 19, 136 cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection were newly confirmed.

        http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/20/677020.html

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        • 217 cases of pneumonia infected with new coronavirus have been diagnosed nationwide

          CCTV Network01-20 19:34Recently, pneumonia of a new type of coronavirus infection occurred in Wuhan, Hubei and other regions. As of 18:00 on January 20, a total of 224 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection were reported in China, including 217 confirmed cases (198 in Wuhan, 5 in Beijing, and 14 in Guangdong); 7 suspected cases (in Sichuan 2 cases, 1 case in Yunnan Province, 2 cases in Shanghai, 1 case in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and 1 case in Shandong Province). One confirmed case was reported in Japan, two confirmed cases were reported in Thailand, and one confirmed case was reported in South Korea.http://m.sohu.com/a/368100434_428290...0352577cMqdI3H
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          • Source: https://www.dw.com/zh/%E6%AD%A6%E6%B...%BD/a-52063439 Wuhan virus epidemic rises to 217

            The Chinese health department updated the case of new coronavirus pneumonia on Monday (January 20), revised the number of infections to 217, and reported a third death. As the New Year is approaching, China's National Health Committee also stated that various government departments should work together to launch relevant epidemic prevention mechanisms.

            China, Wuhan: Patienten mit SARS-ähnlichen Virus infiziert (Getty Images / AFP / N. Celis)

            The World Health Organization, governments and Chinese officials have begun to strengthen efforts to suppress new coronaviruses. Preliminary research results show that this new coronavirus belongs to the same species as the virus that caused SARS between 2002 and 2003. Although experts believe that compared with the virus that causes SARS, this new coronavirus has a lower lethality. And the understanding of human-to-human transmission rates is still very limited.

            (Voice of German in Chinese) The number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan has increased to 217 in just two days, and the third death has occurred since the outbreak. In addition, Radio Hong Kong reported that Beijing's Daxing District Health Commission also reported that the district's medical institution had received two fever patients who had been to Wuhan. The Guangdong Health Committee announced in the early hours of Monday that a 66-year-old male patient living in Shenzhen visited his relatives in Wuhan on December 29 last year. He developed fever and fatigue on the 3rd of this month and was transferred to Shenzhen after the next consultation The city's designated hospital was isolated and treated. After identification by the National Health Commission, it was confirmed to be a new type of coronavirus pneumonia. The patient is currently in a stable condition.

            China's National Health Commission said on Sunday (January 19) that, as China is about to enter the Lunar New Year holiday, in order to effectively curb the spread of the new coronavirus, various government departments should cooperate with each other to find ways to effectively prevent the spread of the virus. The National Health and Medical Commission stated on Sunday: "The National Health and Medical Commission will strengthen departmental coordination to strictly implement epidemic prevention measures; continue to do a good job in national epidemic prevention and control to detect and effectively deal with epidemics in a timely manner; Major environmental sanitation efforts; continue to strengthen virus tracing and mutation monitoring, and make technical preparations to respond to epidemic changes. "

            The National Health and Health Commission promised to strengthen its duty on duty during the Spring Festival, pay close attention to the development and change of the epidemic prevention and control situation, and guide localities to implement prevention and control measures. So far, two people in Wuhan have been killed by a new coronavirus. In addition, there are currently 3 confirmed cases overseas, and infected people have recently visited Wuhan. WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic responded to a question from the Central News Agency of Taiwan on the spread of the virus on Sunday, stating that according to the latest information and WHO analysis, there is evidence that 2019-nCoV is a limited human-to-human transmission, which is similar to other respiratory systems Experience with diseases, especially other coronavirus outbreaks, is consistent.

            Jazarevik said that although there is no clear evidence of continuous transmission between people, there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the overall scope of human-to-human transmission, which is one of the issues that WHO is closely monitoring.


            Knowledge about viruses is still very limited

            The World Health Organization, governments and Chinese officials have begun to strengthen efforts to suppress new coronaviruses. Preliminary research results show that this new coronavirus belongs to the same species as the virus that caused SARS between 2002 and 2003. Although experts believe that compared with the virus that causes SARS, this new coronavirus has a lower lethality. And the understanding of human-to-human transmission rates is still very limited.

            The World Health Organization said on Sunday that some of the newly diagnosed new cases were not related to Wuhan South China Seafood City. Xu Shuchang, Chair Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Medicine, said that three new cases of coronavirus pneumonia have occurred in Thailand and Japan, suggesting that the virus has begun to spread outside Wuhan.

            Reuters reports that Wuhan officials have been using infrared thermometers at airports, train stations and other public transportation bases to monitor the temperature of passengers since January 14. In addition, Wuhan will also strengthen epidemic surveillance at large-scale event sites and reduce the number of public events in the next few days.
            China, Wuhan: Patienten mit SARS-ähnlichen Virus infiziert (Getty Images / AFP / STR)

            The World Health Organization, governments and Chinese officials have begun to strengthen efforts to suppress new coronaviruses. Preliminary research results show that this new coronavirus belongs to the same species as the virus that caused SARS between 2002 and 2003. Although experts believe that compared with the virus that causes SARS, this new coronavirus has a lower lethality. And the understanding of human-to-human transmission rates is still very limited.

            US authorities have indicated that passengers arriving directly or indirectly from Wuhan will be tested for symptoms at three airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the three airports are the three major airports for Wuhan passengers entering the United States.

            Earlier, a study published by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London in the UK showed that the actual number of people infected with the new coronavirus may be "significantly" than the official number of infections currently announced by Wuhan. More". In the most basic case, the number of basic coronavirus-related symptoms in Wuhan should be around 1,700.

            In Asia, airports in Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand have stepped up inspections of passengers from Wuhan. Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have also said they have stepped up inspections of new viruses in Wuhan at all airports.

            William William / Rafa (General Report)







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            • Xi says China will resolutely curb outbreak of new coronavirus -state media

              BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday the country would curb the spread of an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, state television reported.

              “People’s lives and health should be given top priority and the spread of the outbreak should be resolutely curbed,” it quoted Xi as saying.

              China had confirmed a total 217 cases of the coronavirus, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, by 1800 local time on Monday, state TV said.

              https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-...us-state-media

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              • Source: https://www.dwnews.com/%E4%B8%AD%E5%...A1%A8%E6%80%81

                Google translation excerpt:

                It is reported that as of 18:00 on January 20, a total of 224 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection were reported in China, including 217 confirmed cases (198 in Wuhan, 5 in Beijing, and 14 in Guangdong); 7 suspected cases (2 cases in Sichuan Province, 1 case in Yunnan Province, 2 cases in Shanghai, 1 case in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and 1 case in Shandong Province). One confirmed case was reported in Japan, two confirmed cases were reported in Thailand, and one confirmed case was reported in South Korea.

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                • National Health Commission report confiming new case count and current situation:


                  [Xinhuanet] Xi Jinping made important instructions on the pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection and emphasized that the safety of the people's lives and physical health should be the first to resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic, and Li Keqiang gave instructions

                  Release time: 2020-01-20

                    Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 20th, Recently, a new coronavirus-infected pneumonia epidemic occurred in Wuhan, Hubei and other regions. As of 18:00 on January 20, a total of 224 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection were reported in China, including 217 confirmed cases (198 in Wuhan, 5 in Beijing, and 14 in Guangdong); 7 suspected cases (in Sichuan) 2 cases, 1 case in Yunnan Province, 2 cases in Shanghai, 1 case in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and 1 case in Shandong Province). One confirmed case was reported in Japan, two confirmed cases were reported in Thailand, and one confirmed case was reported in South Korea.

                    After the outbreak, the Party Central Committee and the State Council attached great importance. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, made important instructions. The recent outbreak of pneumonia caused by new types of coronavirus in Wuhan and other places must be given great attention and efforts must be made to prevent and control them. At present, during the Spring Festival, there is a large-scale movement of personnel, and it is very important to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control. Party committees and governments at all levels and relevant departments must put the people's lives and health in the first place, formulate thorough plans, organize all parties to carry out prevention and control, take practical and effective measures, and resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic. We must do our best to treat patients, identify the causes of viral infection and transmission as soon as possible, strengthen case surveillance, and standardize the treatment process. It is necessary to timely release epidemic information and deepen international cooperation. It is necessary to strengthen the guidance of public opinion, strengthen the publicity and interpretation of relevant policies and measures, resolutely maintain the stability of the overall situation of the society, and ensure that the masses have a stable and peaceful Spring Festival.

                    Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, issued instructions that all relevant departments and localities should adopt a highly responsible attitude to the health of the people, improve the response plan, and go all out to do a good job of prevention and control, and implement early detection, early reporting, and early isolation. Early treatment and centralized treatment measures. Accelerate the identification of the source of the virus, the mechanism of infection and transmission, timely and objectively release information on epidemic situation and prevention and control, and scientifically publicize the knowledge of epidemic protection. Do a good job of communication and coordination with the World Health Organization, relevant countries and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions, work closely to form a joint force, and resolutely prevent the spread of the epidemic.

                    According to Xi Jinping's instructions and Li Keqiang's request, the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism held a video conference on January 20 to comprehensively deploy the prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection. The National Health and Health Commission set up a leading group for pneumonia response to new coronavirus infections to guide local governments to do a good job in epidemic response. Hubei Province and other relevant places should further implement their territorial responsibilities, take practical and effective measures, and resolutely do a good job in all aspects of epidemic prevention and control. (Source: Xinhuanet, January 20, 2020)

                  http://www.nhc.gov.cn/wjw/xwdt/20200...c92ddb0f.shtml


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                  • Source: http://news.southcn.com/nfplus/gdjkt..._190100076.htm

                    Guangdong confirms 13 new cases of coronavirus infection
                    2020-01-20 20:09 Source: Southern Network Li Xiuting

                    After the National Health and Health Commission confirmed the first case of pneumonia imported from our country with a new type of coronavirus infection, on January 20th, our province's expert group based on Second Edition) ", combined with the patient's epidemiological investigation, clinical manifestations and pathogenic test results, confirmed 13 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection.

                    分布 The distribution of new cases is as follows: 8 cases in Shenzhen, 3 cases in Zhuhai, 1 case in Zhanjiang and Huizhou, all were treated in isolation at local designated medical institutions. Among them, 8 were males and 5 females; 8 were elderly over 60 years, 4 were young adults, and 1 was 10 years old. Eleven cases had a history of living or traveling in Wuhan, and two had a history of close contact with the case. The first symptoms are mostly fever, cough (mainly dry cough), fatigue, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. There were 4 severe cases, 2 critical cases, and no deaths. Our province has followed up close followers, and currently there is no abnormality.

                    Since the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan, the provincial party committee and government of our province have attached great importance to epidemic prevention and control. The provincial government has set up an epidemic disposal leading group, prevention and control expert group, and epidemic prevention and control guarantee group to coordinate and lead the whole province. Epidemic prevention and control work. The Provincial Health and Health Committee has set up a leading group for epidemic prevention and control and three expert groups including clinical treatment, prevention and control, and etiology to formulate various emergency measures and work plans in a timely manner. Leading groups and expert groups have been set up in various cities and municipalities. According to the unified deployment of the state and the provincial and provincial governments, the epidemic situation has been closely monitored, patients have been spared no effort, the pre-examination and triage of fever clinics have been strengthened, and screening, diagnosis and treatment of suspicious cases have been standardized jobs. All departments have joint prevention, control, and in-depth patriotic health campaigns, strengthened environmental sanitation, and formed a joint force for prevention and control.

                    Experts judged that the current epidemic situation is still preventable and controllable, has now entered the peak of the Spring Festival, large-scale movement of personnel, and the risk of pneumonia epidemic transmission of new coronavirus infection may continue to increase. Experts remind that the current season of high incidence of respiratory infectious diseases in winter and spring, the public should pay attention to indoor ventilation, but also pay attention to cold and warmth, wash hands frequently, pay attention to personal hygiene, strengthen physical exercise, and avoid activities in crowded places. Wear a face mask or cover your mouth and nose with tissues or clothing when you have a cough or sneeze to reduce the spread of germs. If you have fever or respiratory infections, go to a medical institution in time.

                    In the next step, our province will continue to make every effort to prevent and control the epidemic and treat cases, and effectively protect the lives of the people.

                    Nanfang Daily reporter Li Xiuting Correspondent Yue Weixin


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                    • Source: http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/20/677095.html

                      3 new cases of pneumonia infected with new coronavirus in Beijing, 1 patient in critical condition

                      Beijing News Express According to the official health official's news from the capital, two male patients in our city visited Wuhan on January 7 and January 9, respectively, and stayed briefly. The two were on January 13 and January 14, respectively. Fever and respiratory symptoms appear. An elderly female patient came to Beijing to visit relatives from Wuhan. She developed fever and respiratory symptoms on January 13. According to the clinical symptoms and epidemiological survey results of the three patients mentioned above, after being tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evaluated by an expert group, a new case of pneumonitis infected with coronavirus was confirmed today. Three patients have received isolation treatment at designated hospitals, two of whom are in stable condition and one patient is in critical condition. The city has carried out medical observations on all 23 close contacts, and currently there are no abnormalities such as fever.

                      As of 18:00 on January 20, a total of 5 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection were confirmed in our city.


                      Winter and spring are the seasons with high incidence of respiratory infectious diseases. Experts suggest that home and public places should maintain indoor air circulation, pay attention to personal hygiene, wash hands frequently, and reduce or avoid crowded places. Protect yourself from contact with fever or pneumonia. If you have symptoms of fever or respiratory infections, you should contact the community health institution or go to the nearest medical institution to send a hot clinic for treatment.

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                      • Source: http://news.cnstock.com/news,bwkx-197001-4480536.htm
                        National Health Commission confirms Shanghai's first confirmed case of pneumonia imported with new coronavirus infection
                        2020-01-20 20:37:59 Source: Xinhua News Agency Author:

                        Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, January 20th. In the evening of January 20th, the National Health and Health Commission confirmed the first confirmed case of pneumonia imported from Shanghai with a new coronavirus infection.

                        The patient is a 56-year-old female with a household registration in Wuhan, Hubei Province. After coming to Shanghai from Wuhan on January 12, due to fever, fatigue, and other symptoms, he was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment on January 15 after a fever clinic in this city. Tested by the Shanghai Disease Control Department and reviewed by the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive. On January 20, the expert assessment of the National Health and Medical Commission's epidemic response management team confirmed that the case was a confirmed case of pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus. The patient's temperature is normal and his vital signs are stable. Two of his close contacts in Shanghai are undergoing medical observation.


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                        government report:

                        On the evening of January 20, the National Health and Health Commission confirmed the first confirmed case of pneumonia imported from Shanghai with a new coronavirus infection.

                        The patient was a 56-year-old female and registered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. After coming to Shanghai from Wuhan on January 12, due to fever, fatigue, and other symptoms, he was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment on January 15 after a fever clinic in this city. Tested by the Shanghai Disease Control Department and reviewed by the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive. On January 20, the expert assessment of the National Health and Medical Commission's epidemic response management team confirmed that the case was a confirmed case of pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus. The patient's temperature is normal and his vital signs are stable. Two of his close contacts in Shanghai are undergoing medical observation.

                        http://wsjkw.sh.gov.cn/xwfb/20200120/41fb276c8f3e4e6ba61120fbcfe7fff0.html

                        Last edited by sharon sanders; January 20th, 2020, 08:24 PM.

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                        • Source: https://www.todayonline.com/singapor...changi-airport

                          All travellers from China to undergo temperature screening at Changi Airport
                          Published20 January, 2020
                          Updated 20 January, 2020

                          SINGAPORE — From Wednesday (Jan 22), all inbound travellers arriving at Changi Airport on flights from China will have to undergo temperature screening...

                          ...Singapore’s seventh suspected case is a 44-year-old Singapore resident with pneumonia who recently travelled to Wuhan.

                          The MOH said she has been isolated as a precautionary measure although she did not visit the Huanan seafood wholesale market, where live animals and wildlife parts were reportedly sold, associated with the Wuhan virus cluster.

                          Her condition is stable at the moment...

                          ...She did not visit the Huanan seafood wholesale market associated with the cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan, MOH said.

                          Meanwhile, investigations on the 52-year-old male Singapore resident reported on Jan 18 have found that the case is not linked to the pneumonia cluster in Wuhan. The case has tested negative for coronavirus.

                          “To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus reported in Singapore,” MOH said in its statement...

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                          • Shanghai confirmed first case of pneumonitis with new coronavirus infection

                            CCTV News 2020-01-20 20:00:41

                            Tonight, the National Health and Health Commission confirmed the first confirmed case of pneumonia imported from Shanghai with a new coronavirus infection. The patient was a 56-year-old female and registered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. After coming to Shanghai from Wuhan on January 12, due to fever, fatigue, and other symptoms, he was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment on January 15 after a fever clinic in this city. Tested by the Shanghai Disease Control Department and reviewed by the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive. On January 20, the expert assessment of the National Health and Medical Commission's epidemic response management team confirmed that the case was a confirmed case of pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus. The patient's temperature is normal and his vital signs are stable. Two of his close contacts in Shanghai are undergoing medical observation.

                            http://www.nbd.com.cn/articles/2020-01-20/1401812.html

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                            • The NHC confirmed 2 suspected casesin Shanghai in post #300 link so the above case is probably one of those. Xinhua (post #303) is state media. I will post on our case list. That now makes 218 confirmed for China.
                              Last edited by sharon sanders; January 20th, 2020, 09:43 AM.

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                              • Sources said Yuan Guoyong and other expert groups went to Wuhan to understand the epidemic

                                2020-01-20 19:03 Hong Kong

                                .... It is reported that a group of five people from the expert group went to Wuhan yesterday to investigate the local epidemic prevention and control work. The expert group is led by Zhong Nanshan, the director of the National Respiratory Diseases Clinical Medical Research Center. The members include Yuan Guoyong, Chair Professor of the Department of Microbiology, the University of Hong Kong, and Gao Fu, Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Li Lanjuan, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, and Chinese Center for Disease Control Zeng Guang, chief scientist of epidemiology, and Du Bin, director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital...https://std.stheadline.com/instant/a...96%AB%E6%83%85
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