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WHO says new China virus could spread, it's warning all hospitals

 

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - There has been “limited” human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus that has struck in China, mainly small clusters in families, but there is potential for wider spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

 

A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China. In all, 41 cases of pneumonia - a symptom of the disease - have been reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, mainly through exposure at a seafood market.

 

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, acting head of WHO’s emerging diseases unit, told a Geneva news briefing that the agency had given guidance to hospitals worldwide about infection control in case of spread, including by a “super-spreading” event in a health care setting. “This is something on our radar, it is possible, we need to prepare ourselves,” she said.

 

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Amid risk of epidemic, WHO urges Thai hospitals to step up monitoring during Chinese New Year

By The Nation

 

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The new Coronavirus 2019 could be transmitted from human to human with the danger of the epidemic spreading to other areas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Wednesday (January 15). 

 

The WHO has sent an alert to all hospitals worldwide to control the spread of the virus, as there is no medicine to treat the infection.

 

Richard Brown, WHO Representative to Thailand Centre, asked government agencies to closely monitor the situation, especially during Chinese New Year which starts from January 25, since there are many Chinese tourists going to Thailand.

 

There are currently 41 coronary cases in Wuhan, China, including one patient who died.

 

The medical community has discovered six human coronal viruses, four of which have a moderate impact on the respiratory system and two other two species -- severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome -- that can cause severe respiratory illnesses.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380584

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-15
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24 minutes ago, webfact said:

There are currently 41 coronary cases

???

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Warning:

Chinese New Year conspiracy, 😄
After being exposed to this virus farang will be converted to Chinese, physically and mentally. 

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1 hour ago, zydeco said:

There are already Chinese viruses on this forum.

and we are coming to get you. :cheesy:

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How about banning Chinese from traveling during Lunar New Year? A virus couldn't find a better opportunity to spread widely than that!

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53 minutes ago, The Theory said:

Warning:

Chinese New Year conspiracy, 😄
After being exposed to this virus farang will be converted to Chinese, physically and mentally. 

As long as my wallet, willy, and retirement check isn't exposed.

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2 hours ago, TheDark said:

That's a strong claim. Do you have something to back it up?

 

Of course he doesn't. He makes it up as he goes along.

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18 minutes ago, Caldera said:

How about banning Chinese from traveling during Lunar New Year? A virus couldn't find a better opportunity to spread widely than that!

Thais (TAT) would smuggle them to Thailand. Don't want to lose visitors.

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Meanwhile, in other news, the tourism minister announces they are seeking to offer no-cost visas to all Chinese and Indians to increase their tourism numbers to Thailand.  Good timing!!!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Caldera said:

How about banning Chinese from traveling during Lunar New Year? A virus couldn't find a better opportunity to spread widely than that!

Already spread to Malaysia. Cases are surfacing. 

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2 hours ago, Caldera said:

How about banning Chinese from traveling during Lunar New Year? A virus couldn't find a better opportunity to spread widely than that!

Excellent idea, and if in any further doubt extend the ban for the remainder of the year......LOL

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China.

Last week a case was reported in South Korea.

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