Zhang Jixian

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Zhang Jixian
Born1966 (age 54–55)
EducationDepartment of Clinical Medicine, Hubei Medical University
Known forDiscovering the SARS‑CoV‑2
Medical career
ProfessionMaster of Medicine, Professor
FieldPulmonology
Zhang Jixian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Zhang Jixian (simplified Chinese: 张继先; traditional Chinese: 張繼先; pinyin: Zhāng Jìxiān, born 1966) is a Chinese pulmonologist. She is known to have discovered SARS‑CoV‑2, and was the director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese & Western Medicine. She is also a member of the Chinese Communist Party.[2][3]

Career

Zhang Jixian was admitted to Hubei Medical University (now Wuhan University School of Medicine) in 1985, graduated from clinical medicine in July 1989, and started working.[4] During the SARS epidemic in 2003, Zhang Jixian, who had been engaged in clinical work for 14 years, was a member of the Jianghan District expert group. During this period, she developed a strong awareness of disease prevention.[3] In 2005, she became the deputy director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese & Western Medicine. In 2009 After separation of the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Department of Gastroenterology, she became the director of Department of Respiratory Medicine.[5]

In the COVID-19 pandemic, abnormal pneumonia of unknown cause was found on December 26, 2019. The situation was reported to Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese & Western Medicine on December 27.[6] The hospital then reported to the Wuhan Jianghan District Center for Disease Control and Prevention.[7][8] A similar case was reported for the second time on December 28 and 29.[9] A new type of coronavirus was detected on December 31 in 6 patients with alveolar lavage.[5] On February 6, 2020, Zhang Jixian was commended by Wuhan Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Hubei Provincial Human Resources and Social Security Department, and Hubei Provincial Health Commission.[10] Xinhua News Agency commented that Zhang Jixian "is the 'leader' in the frontline of hospital treatment."[2] In November of the same year, Zhang Jixian was rated as the National Advanced Worker.[11]

References

  1. ^ 光明日报 (8 April 2020). "【光明日报】哭笑天使". 湖北省卫生健康委员会 (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b 新华网. "湖北给予张定宇、张继先记大功奖励". 新华网 (in Chinese). 新华网. 新华社. Archived from the original on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b 澎湃新闻. "请记住张继先这个名字!最早发现这种不一样的肺炎并上报疫情的是她". 澎湃新闻 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  4. ^ "庚子战"疫","武汉保卫战"中的武汉大学" (in Chinese). 新华每日电讯. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b "张继先:疫情上报是我的职业要求" (in Chinese). 长江网. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. ^ "中国驻法国使馆发文:新冠病毒溯源呼唤科学精神". 中新网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  7. ^ "中国驻法国使馆发言人就涉新冠肺炎疫情文章致信《费加罗报》编辑部". 中新网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  8. ^ ""四方责任"等入法 疫情防控北京经验升级为法规-中新网". 中新网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  9. ^ 财新网. "新型冠状病毒肺炎大事记(2019年12月—2020年1月20日)". www.caixin.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  10. ^ 刘湃, ed. (6 February 2020). "湖北为"为疫情防控工作拉响警报第一人"记大功". 中国新闻网 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  11. ^ "2020年全国劳动模范和先进工作者名单" (in Chinese). 新华社. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
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