Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97

Thread: The Coronavirus

  1. #1

    The Coronavirus

    Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into a mysterious viral pneumonia which has infected dozens of people in the central city of Wuhan.

    A total of 44 cases have been confirmed so far, 11 of which are considered "severe", officials said on Friday.

    The outbreak has prompted Singapore and Hong Kong to bring in screening processes for travellers from the city.

    It comes amid online fears the virus could be linked to Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.

    The potentially deadly, flu-like Sars virus killed more than 700 people around the world in 2002-03, after originating in China.

    There has been speculation on social media about a possible connection to the highly contagious disease.

    Wuhan police said eight people had been punished for "publishing or forwarding false information on the internet without verification".

    The Wuhan health commission said on Friday it was investigating the cause of the outbreak.

    In a statement on its website, it said it had already ruled out a number of infection sources - including influenza, avian influenza and common respiratory diseases - but did not mention Sars.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50984025
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun View Post
    Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into a mysterious viral pneumonia which has infected dozens of people in the central city of Wuhan.

    A total of 44 cases have been confirmed so far, 11 of which are considered "severe", officials said on Friday.

    The outbreak has prompted Singapore and Hong Kong to bring in screening processes for travellers from the city.

    It comes amid online fears the virus could be linked to Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.

    The potentially deadly, flu-like Sars virus killed more than 700 people around the world in 2002-03, after originating in China.

    There has been speculation on social media about a possible connection to the highly contagious disease.

    Wuhan police said eight people had been punished for "publishing or forwarding false information on the internet without verification".

    The Wuhan health commission said on Friday it was investigating the cause of the outbreak.

    In a statement on its website, it said it had already ruled out a number of infection sources - including influenza, avian influenza and common respiratory diseases - but did not mention Sars.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50984025
    I wonder if the good folks of Wuhan have confidence in their "health commission"...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

  3. #3
    exiled serrollt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    fatherland
    Posts
    2,231
    eight people had been punished for "publishing or forwarding false information on the internet without verification".
    Just as they played down & censored news about SARS in 2003.
    “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

  4. #4
    Arrivals from China's Wuhan scanned for pneumonia

    Officials are running thermal scans on passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai airports over fears a pneumonia outbreak could spread to Thailand.

    Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, president of Airports of Thailand Plc, said on Sunday that thermal scanners were in use at the airports -- four out of the six operated by AoT -- because flights from Wuhan landed there. The measure came in response to a pneumonia outbreak in the southeastern Chinese city about 800km west of Shanghai.

    There are three daily flights from Wuhan operated by China Southern Airlines arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport, two by Thai AirAsia at Don Mueang airport and two by Thai AirAsia at Phuket airport. In addition to these daily flights, three arrivals per week are operated by Air China at Chiang Mai airport.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...monia#cxrecs_s
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

  5. #5
    Anutin calls for calm over viral outbreak

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...break#cxrecs_s

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has urged people not to panic over the outbreak of a mysterious viral pneumonia in China, and gave assurances that measures are in place to keep Thailand free of the disease.

    Airport authorities have been ordered to adopt stricter screening of travellers from Wuhan, the most populous city in central China where the lung infections have been found, amid reports of a similar case in Singapore.

    "We have things under control. There's no problem here," Mr Anutin said on Sunday, adding health officials have experience in dealing with past communicable diseases including bird flu, Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars).


    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

  6. #6
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...horities-wuhan

    A mysterious respiratory illness that has infected dozens of people in a central Chinese city is not Sars, local authorities have said.

    The 2002-03 epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome started in southern China and killed more than 700 people.

    Fears of a recurrence arose this month after a number of people were taken to hospital with unexplained viral pneumonia in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.

    Fifty-nine people had been diagnosed with the condition as of Sunday. They have been isolated while they receive treatment, according to the Wuhan municipal health commission. Seven are in a critical condition.

    The commission said in a statement that initial investigations had ruled out Sars as well as Middle East respiratory syndrome, influenza, bird flu and adenovirus.

    The commission said previously that the condition’s most common symptom was fever, with shortness of breath and lung infections appearing in a small number of cases. There were no clear indications of human-to-human transmission.

    Several patients were working at the South China Seafood City food market in Wuhan’s suburbs. The commission said the market would be suspended and investigated.

    Hong Kong’s hospital authority said on Sunday that 15 patients were being treated for symptoms including fever and respiratory infection after recent visits to Wuhan.

    Hospitals and doctors had been directed to report cases of fever in anyone who had travelled to Wuhan in the past 14 days, Hong Kong’s health chief, Sophia Chan, said.


    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

  7. #7
    Hong Kong activates ‘serious response’ to growing mystery illness.

    Only the highly paranoid and those who understand the Chicom government would be suspicious of this illness...


    A health surveillance officer with temperature scanner waits for passengers at the Hong Kong International airport.

    Hong Kong authorities stepped up monitoring of airports and train stations Saturday in response to a mysterious outbreak of a viral pneumonia.

    Officials activated a new “serious response” level, which indicates a moderate impact on Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people, The Associated Press said. It is the second highest in a three-tier system that is part of a new government plan launched Saturday to respond to infectious diseases of unknown cause.

    The outbreak started last month in the mainland city of Wuhan, a city about 600 miles northwest of Hong Kong. At least 44 people have fallen ill, with 11 of them in critical condition, the South China Morning Post reported.

    All were being treated in isolation and 121 others who had been in close contact with them were under observation. So far, no medical workers have been infected and there have been no clear indications of human-to-human transmission of the disease."

    https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/hong-k...stery-illness/
    Then Mayor Pete says " Butt wait! There's more!"

  8. #8
    outbreak in China
    Health authorities can’t figure out what’s causing the disease.



    Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province, is the site of an outbreak caused by an unknown pathogen that’s sickened 59 people so far. AFP via Getty Images

    There’s a mysterious outbreak in China causing dozens of people to fall sick with pneumonia, a serious respiratory infection that’s commonly triggered by the flu virus.

    What sets this pneumonia outbreak apart: The pneumonia is caused by a still unknown pathogen. And the outbreak has been linked to a food market, where vendors peddle seafood and animals, such as birds and rabbits.

    So far, the infection doesn’t appear to be spreading from person to person. This could mean a new disease has made the leap across species, from animals to humans, according to the World Health Organization’s first update on the outbreak, released Sunday. The details are reminiscent of the SARS scare of the early 2000s. SARS, a deadly respiratory virus, was first discovered in China in 2003, when it jumped from civet cats to humans. It then spread to two dozen countries and eventually killed 774 people and infected more than 8,000.

    The new outbreak was first identified on December 31 in Wuhan, a mainland city of 19 million and the capital of Hubei, one of China’s most populous provinces, according to a January 5 update from Wuhan’s municipal health commission. To date, there are 59 cases in the city. Seven of the patients are seriously ill, and no one has died. Separately, Hong Kong has reported eight possible cases.

    Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs, and it can be caused by a variety of organisms — bacteria, fungi, viruses, even parasites. The lungs’ air sacs become inflamed, and fill up with fluid or pus instead of air. People with pneumonia can experience a wide range of symptoms, from the very mild to the deadly, including cough, fever, fatigue, chills, loss of appetite, headache, and shortness of breath.

    In the case of the Wuhan outbreak, the main symptoms reported are fever followed by difficulty breathing, the WHO said. In chest X-rays, patients appear to have lesions in both lungs.

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...china-outbreak
    Then Mayor Pete says " Butt wait! There's more!"

  9. #9
    exiled serrollt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    fatherland
    Posts
    2,231
    The new outbreak was first identified on December 31 in Wuhan
    Happy New Year!
    “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

  10. #10
    A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly Sars and Mers outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.

    While the UN health agency said it needed more comprehensive information to confirm precisely the type of pathogen causing the infections, it said a new coronavirus was a possibility.

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). Some of the virus types cause less severe disease, while some – like the one that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) – are far more severe.

    “The initial information about the cases of pneumonia in Wuhan ... pointed to a coronavirus as a possible pathogen causing this cluster,” the WHO said in a statement.

    It added that since testing by Chinese authorities had eliminated the
    Sars and Mers coronaviruses as possible causes, as well as flu, bird flu, adenovirus and other common respiratory pathogens, “therefore, a novel coronavirus could not be ruled out”.

    The pneumonia outbreak started last month, and 59 cases had been reported by Chinese authorities by Sunday.

    The WHO noted that coronaviruses emerge periodically – including in 2002 to cause Sars and in 2012 to cause Mers.
    It said that according to Chinese authorities, the virus behind the Wuhan cases can cause severe illness in some patients and does not appear to pass easily from person to person.

    “More comprehensive information is required to confirm the pathogen, as well as to better understand the epidemiology of the outbreak, the clinical picture, the investigations to determine the source, modes of transmission, extent of infection, and the countermeasures implemented,” the WHO said

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...type-virus-who
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •