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dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Eskild
dc.contributor.authorHui, David
dc.contributor.authorHamer, Davidson H.
dc.contributor.authorBlumberg, Lucille
dc.contributor.authorMadoff, Lawrence C.
dc.contributor.authorPollack, Marjorie
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shui Shan
dc.contributor.authorMcLellan, Susan
dc.contributor.authorMemish, Ziad
dc.contributor.authorPraharaj, Ira
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Sean
dc.contributor.authorNtoumi, Francine
dc.contributor.authorAzhar, Esam Ibraheem
dc.contributor.authorMchugh, Timothy D.
dc.contributor.authorKock, Richard
dc.contributor.authorIppolito, Guiseppe
dc.contributor.authorZumla, Ali
dc.contributor.authorKoopmans, Marion
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:11.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:45:18Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:45:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-04
dc.date.submitted2020-03-20
dc.identifier.citation<p>Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 4;93:205-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.052. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.052">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn1201-9712 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.052
dc.identifier.pmid32142979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/27498
dc.description.abstractDr Li Wenliang, who lost his life to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, became the face of the threat of SARS-CoV-2 to frontline workers, the clinicians taking care of patients. Li, 34, was an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital. On 30th December, 2019, when the Wuhan municipal health service sent out an alert, he reportedly warned a closed group of ex-medical school classmates on the WeChat social media site of “Seven cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) like illness with links with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market” at his hospital. He was among eight people reprimanded by security officers for “spreading rumours”. In a tragic turn of events, he subsequently contracted SARS-CoV-2 and, after a period in intensive care, died on the morning of Friday 7th February, 2020 (South China Morning Post, 2020). This case is a stark reminder of the risks of emerging disease outbreaks for healthcare workers (HCWs). Dr Li Wenliang’s name is added to the long list of HCW that were at the forefront of outbreaks of SARS, Ebola, MERS and now SARS-CoV-2. It is important to recognise that it was the clinicians in Wuhan who sounded the alarm about the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 which was rapidly identified after these clinicians sent samples to a reference laboratory for next generation sequencing (NGS) (Zhou et al., 2020).
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject2019-nCoV
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectSARS-2-CoV
dc.subjectSARS-2
dc.subject2019 novel coronavirus disease
dc.subjectdisease outbreaks
dc.subjecthealthcare workers
dc.subjectImmunology and Infectious Disease
dc.subjectInfectious Disease
dc.subjectMicrobiology
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectVirus Diseases
dc.titleLi Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak
dc.typeEditorial
dc.source.journaltitleInternational journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
dc.source.volume93
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&amp;context=covid19&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/3
dc.identifier.contextkey16940513
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T15:45:18Z
html.description.abstract<p><p id="x-x-x-par0005">Dr Li Wenliang, who lost his life to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, became the face of the threat of SARS-CoV-2 to frontline workers, the clinicians taking care of patients. Li, 34, was an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital. On 30th December, 2019, when the Wuhan municipal health service sent out an alert, he reportedly warned a closed group of ex-medical school classmates on the WeChat social media site of “Seven cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) like illness with links with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market” at his hospital. He was among eight people reprimanded by security officers for “spreading rumours”. In a tragic turn of events, he subsequently contracted SARS-CoV-2 and, after a period in intensive care, died on the morning of Friday 7th February, 2020 (South China Morning Post, 2020). <p id="x-x-x-par0010">This case is a stark reminder of the risks of emerging disease outbreaks for healthcare workers (HCWs). Dr Li Wenliang’s name is added to the long list of HCW that were at the forefront of outbreaks of SARS, Ebola, MERS and now SARS-CoV-2. It is important to recognise that it was the clinicians in Wuhan who sounded the alarm about the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 which was rapidly identified after these clinicians sent samples to a reference laboratory for next generation sequencing (NGS) (Zhou et al., 2020).</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathcovid19/3
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
dc.source.pages205-207


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