Epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 cases
The COVID-19 pandemic is both a medical and a community challenge. Public health specialists must be ahead of any treatments or policies. In this study, the first 53 laboratory-confirmed cases in Hong Kong were studied and the ‘semi-intrinsic’ epidemiological properties of SARS-CoV-2 were provided as a reference for other countries where drastic interventions had not yet been implemented. Moreover, the study highlighted the transmission risk of social interaction and the pivotal role of physical distancing in combating the pandemic. (2020 Apr;25(16):2000155. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.16.2000155.)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Kin-on KWOK in The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Kwok’s research focuses on infectious diseases epidemiology, infection control of emerging diseases and dynamics model in infectious diseases.