Zeng Guang

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Zeng Guang
Born (1946-05-22) May 22, 1946 (age 75)
Beijing, China
Alma mater Hebei Medical University
Peking Union Medical College
Scientific career
Fields Epidemiology
Institutions Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Zeng Guang (Chinese :曾光; pinyin :Zēng Guāng; born 22 May 1946) is a Chinese epidemiologist who is a chief scientist and doctoral supervisor at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC). [1] He is a member of the High-level Expert Panel of National Health Commission. [2]


Zeng was born in 1946 in the Republic of China. After graduating from Hebei Medical College (now Hebei Medical University), he was in graduate school of Peking Union Medical College, studying for a master's degree in medical science. He was a visiting scholar at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1985 and 1986. In 2003, he served as a consultant for the SARS Prevention and Control Headquarters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, on January 29, 2020, he stated in an interview with People's Daily that "the incubation period of the disease falls within 14 days" and he also recommended that people should avoid panic and overreaction. [3]

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  1. Xu Wen (许雯) (24 January 2020). "Archived copy" 国家卫健委专家组成员:春运结束前疫情上升势头可能遏制. Beijing News (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Wang Xiaoyu (25 January 2020). "Senior health expert addresses key concerns amid outbreak". Chinadaily. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. Cui Jia (29 January 2020). "Response to coronavirus will show results soon". Chinadaily. Retrieved 30 January 2020.