Chinese doctors sounding the alarm on the coronavirus say the illness could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again, according to a report. The whistle-blowing physicians working to fight the virus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, revealed that medically cleared patients have been getting re-infected, the Taiwan News reported. “It’s highly possible to get infected a second time,” one of the doctors, who declined to be identified, told the outlet. The physician said that medication used to treat the virus can have negative side effects on patients’ heart tissue, making them more susceptible to cardiac arrest.
Today we speak with #Dr. Lin Xiaoxu, a Chinese and American trained microbiologist. He was lab director of viral disease branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who was involved in the outbreak response for #MERS in the Middle East in 2014. Dr. Lin explained the history of the SARS pandemic in China and how they handle this kind of thing before.