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Evidence of SARS-CoV2 in heart cells

While SARS-CoV2 has been previously reported to exist in lung tissue in a 78-year-old patient who died of unexpected cardiac arrest when ready for discharge after COVID-19 hospitalisation, recently the first evidence of SARS-CoV2 infection in heart muscle cells has been reported in a case from Brazil and which is supported by evidence from other reports.

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Triple combination effective for hospital- and ventilator-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is the second leading cause of death in Hong Kong as of 2019, with annually increasing death rates.

Dr Sridhar Siddharth - Clinical characteristics of patients with 2019-nCoV pneumonia COVID-19 2019-nCoV WuhanOutbreak Pneumonia

Updated: Clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19

Dr Siddharth analysed the clinical characteristics of 1,689 #COVID19 patients from 21 publications, and the demographics of 2,198 2019nCoV patients.

Dr Siddharth Sridhar - 2019-nCoV COVID-19 in Hong Kong - the end of the beginning

COVID-19 in Hong Kong: the end of the beginning?

Watching the daily increase in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong is scary. However, a more useful analysis is the ‘epidemic curve’, which looks at the date of symptom onset of cases rather than the date of case detection.

Dr Siddharth Sridhar - 2019-nCoV COVID-19 - How do People get Covid-19 in Hong Kong 在本港,人們如何感染Covid-19

How do people get COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Dr Siddharth Sridhar, Specialist in Clinical Microbiology & Infection, looked at the main settings of Covid-19 transmission in Hong Kong (as of 20/2/2020)

Dr Siddharth Sridhar - 2019-nCoV - Summary of the situation in HK 2019-nCoV在本港的概況 COVID-19 2019-nCoV WuhanOutbreak Pneumonia

2019-nCoV – Summary of the situation in HK as of Feb 6, 2020

Dr Siddharth Sridhar provides a brief overview on the infections with 2019-nCoV in Hong Kong as of Feb 6, 2020. Are they imported cases, local transmissions? And if locally transmitted how closely are the patients related?

Dr Sridhar Siddharth - How infectious is novel coronavirus 2019 nCoV 新型冠狀病毒 2019-nCoV 的傳染性有多高 COVID-19 2019-nCoV WuhanOutbreak Pneumonia

How infectious is novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Dr Siddharth Sridhar describes the basic reproduction number – a measure of how ‘infectious’ a pathogen is and how likely it is to spread through a community – for 2019-nCoV, and compares this with the early phases of the SARS and measles outbreaks.

Dr Siddharth Sridhar - How stable are coronaviruses in the environment? 2019-nCoV 冠狀病毒在環境中的穩定性 COVID-19 2019-nCoV WuhanOutbreak Pneumonia

2019-nCoV: how stable are coronaviruses in the environment?

Dr Siddharth Sridhar, looked at how stable coronaviruses are on a variety of environmental surfaces, and provides recommendations to prevent infection with 2019-nCoV.

Dr Sridhar Siddharth - Who gets severe novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection COVID-19 2019-nCoV WuhanOutbreak Pneumonia

Who gets severe novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection?

Here, I examined the data of 28 patients from 5 publications who had severe pneumonia due to 2019-nCoV requiring ICU admission and/or resulting in death.