publication . Article . 2020

A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster

Jasper F. W. Chan; Shuofeng Yuan; Kin-Hang Kok; Kelvin K. W. To; Hin Chu; Jin Yang; Fanfan Xing; Jieling Liu; Cyril C. Y. Yip; Rosana W. S. Poon; ...
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2020 Journal: The Lancet, volume 395, issue 10,223, pages 514-523 (issn: 0140-6736, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary Background An ongoing outbreak of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China. Affected patients were geographically linked with a local wet market as a potential source. No data on person-to-person or nosocomial transmission have been published to date. Methods In this study, we report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, radiological, and microbiological findings of five patients in a family cluster who presented with unexplained pneumonia after returning to Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, after a visit to Wuhan, and an additional family member who did not travel to Wuhan. Phylogenetic anal...
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