Mamie HUI
Margaret IP
Christopher KC LAI
Rita WY NG
Zigui CHEN
Jessie LIANG
Siaw Shi BOON
Yun Kit YEOH
Chiu Yeung CHAN
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Name Rita Wai Yin NG
Academic / Professional Qualifications MbChB(CUHK), MRCP(UK), FRCPath(UK), FHKCPath, FHKAM(Pathology)
Academic title & affiliations Assistant professor(Clinical), Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Email ritang@cuhk.edu.hk
Current Appointments
(Including honorary appointments)
  • Assistant professor (Clinical), Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Associate Consultant in Microbiology, New Territories East Cluster, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
  • Elite Alumni Microbiologist, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Assessor of Hong Kong Accreditation Service(HKAS)
ORCID ORCID iD iconorcid.org/ 0000-0003-4966-3350
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZuthZZMAAAAJ&hl=zh-TW
Research interest
Clinical microbiology & infectious diseases
Infection control
Publications (All)
  1. Chen Z, Chong KC, Wong MCS, Boon SS, Huang J, Wang MH, Ng RWY, Lai CKC, Chan PKS. A global analysis of replacement of genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 inassociation with containment capacity and changes in disease severity. CMI 2021 (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2021.01.018
  2. Zuo T, Liu Q, Zhang F, Yeoh YK, Wan Y, Zhan H, Lui G, Li AYL, Cheung CP, Chen N, Lv W, Ng RWY, Tso EYK, Fung KSC, Chan V, Ling L, Joynt G, Hui DSC. Chan FKL, Chan PKS. Ng SC. Temporal Landscape of Human Gut RNA and DNA Viromes in SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Severity. Microbiome 2021 (in press)
  3. Wong MCS, Wong ELY, Huang J, Cheung AWL, Law K, Chong KC, Ng RYW, Lai CKC, Boon SS, Lau JTF, Chen Z, Chan PKS. Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine based on the Health Belief Model: apopulation-based survey in Hong Kong. Vaccine 2020 (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.12.083
  4. Yeoh YK , Zuo T, Lui G, Zhang F, Liu Q, Li AYL, Chung ACK, Cheung CP, Tso EYK, Fung KSC, Chan V, Ling L, Joynt G, Hui DSC, Chow KM , Ng SSS, Li TCM, Ng RWY, Yip TCF, Wong GLH , KL Chan FKL , Wong CK, Chan PKS, Ng SC. Gut microbiota composition reflects disease severity and dysfunctional immune responses in patients with COVID-19. Gut 2020. doi:10.1136/ gutjnl-2020-323020
  5. Wong MCS, Ng RWY, Chong KC, Lai CKC, Huang J, Chen Z, Boon SS, Chan PKS. Stringent containment measures without complete city lockdown to achieve low incidence and mortality across two waves of COVID-19 in an international city, Hong Kong. BMJ Glob Health 2020 Oct; 5(10) doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003573.
  6. Lai CKC, Chen Z, Lui G, Ling L, Li T, Wong MCS, Ng RWY, Tso EYK, Ho T, Fung KSC, Ng ST, Wong BKC, Boon SS, Hui DSC, Chan PKS. Prospective study comparing deep-throat saliva with other respiratory tract specimens in the diagnosis of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa487
  7. Wong MCS, Huang J, Lai CKC, Ng RWY, Chan FKL, Chan PKS. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in fecal specimens of patients with confirmed COVID-19: a meta-analysis. J. Infect 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.06.012
  8. Lui G, Lai CKC, Chen Z, Tong SLY, Ho WCS, Yeung ACM, Boon SS, Ng RWY, Chan PKS. SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection on disposable wooden chopsticks, Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Sephttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid2609.202135
  9. Lai CKC, Ng RWY, Wong MCS, Chong KC, Yeoh YK, Chen Z, Chan PKS. Epidemiological characteristics of the first 100 cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hong Kong SAR China, a city with a stringent containment policy. International Journal of Epidemiology (in press)
  10. Lam K, Ng RWY, Chan LF. Five-year analysis of Bacteriology in a long term care hospital. Hospital Authority Convention 2016; poster F_P6.19
  11. Wong HW, Ng RWY, Chiu CS, Li YN, Chan SH, Tsang SM, Mak YM, Yeung W. Prevention of respiratory virus outbreak in Hong Kong long-term care facilities. 7th International Infection Control Conference 2016
  12. Ng RWY. Bloodstream Infections by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Paediatric Oncology Patients: Epidemiology and Clinical Outcome. 12th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases 2010; poster board number 28