在同时在线发表的相关评论中，中国医学科学院北京协和医学院院校长王辰教授、中国疾病预防控制中心（CDC）主任高福、英国牛津大学热带医学和全球卫生中心的Peter Horby教授，以及美国弗吉尼亚大学医学院的Frederick G. Hayden教授写到：“为提高检测效率，除了当地疾病控制预防中心外，一线诊所也应配备有效的临床诊断试剂盒……应开展宣传教育活动，敦促游客采取预防措施，包括勤洗手、遵守咳嗽礼仪和在公共场所使用个人防护用品（如口罩）。另外，应鼓励民众主动报告发热和其他冠状病毒感染的风险因素，包括疫区旅行史以及与确诊或疑似病例的密切接触史。考虑到大量SARS和MERS的患者是在医疗机构中感染的，因此需要采取预防措施以防止病毒在医院内传播。”
The first study was funded by the Special Project for Emergency of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences, National Science Grant for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Key Research and Development Program of China, the Beijing Science and Technology Project, and National Mega-projects for Infectious Diseases in China. It was conducted by researchers from Jin Yin-tan Hospital, Wuhan, China; China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China; Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China; Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; Beijing Ditan Hospital, Beijing, China; Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China; Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology, Wuhan, China; Tsinghua University School of Medicine, Beijing, China; Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; and Peking University People’s hospital, Beijing, China.
The second study was funded by The Shaw Foundation Hong Kong, Michael Seak-Kan Tong, Respiratory Viral Research Foundation Limited, Hui Ming, Hui Hoy and Chow Sin Lan Charity Fund Limited, Marina Man-Wai Lee, the Hong Kong Hainan Commercial Association South China Microbiology Research Fund, Sanming Project of Medicine (Shenzhen), and and High Level-Hospital Program (Guangdong Health Commission). It was conducted by researchers from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China.
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 Six cases were confirmed as 2019-nCoV, but only five of them were genetically confirmed. The daughter was not virologically confirmed but she had typical changes of viral pneumonia on lung CT scan. Nasal and throat secretions can be negative by genetic test because the main pathology is in the lungs deep down. She was exposed to a Wuhan hospital and most other family members are genetic test positive for the virus, so she is defined as an epidemiologically and radiologically probable case, not defined by virological test.