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Another Chinese patient with new coronavirus quarantined

By The Nation

 

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Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai ( on the right )

 

Another Chinese tourist to Thailand has been quarantined after it was confirmed that he carried the latest Wuhan coronavirus.

 

On Friday (January 17),, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, revealed that a 74-year-old Chinese woman, who arrived in Thailand on January 13, was quarantined in Bamrasnaradu Infectious Disease Institute. She will be treated until she is fully cured and then allowed to return home.

 

The authorities said the patient did not have any link with the previous case found in Thailand.

 

Since January 3, 21 people have shown symptom of the virus -- 12 have already been sent home while two patients are being treated at Bamrasnaradu institute in a separate room.

 

The condition of the first confirmed patient has improved a lot with no fever and he is awaiting medical confirmation of being free from the virus. The second patient is currently undergoing treatment and would be able to return home once the symptoms of the virus disappear.

 

Of the people found to be in close contact with the infected persons -- 16 persons with the first patient and 20 with the second -- none were found with the new strains of the coronavirus. 

 

There are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380703

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-17
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Thailand finds second case of new Chinese virus, says no outbreak

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors, nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week.

 

The latest patient is from China's central city of Wuhan, which has reported 41 cases of pneumonia potentially linked to the new type of virus, with two deaths, while hospitals worldwide scramble to guard against any spread.

 

The 74-year-old woman, quarantined since arriving in Thailand on Monday, was found to be infected, said Sukhum Karnchanapimai, permanent secretary of the Public Health Ministry.

 

He urged Thais to stay calm, adding that there was no outbreak in the country.

 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

 

Thailand, which is on high alert ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, said on Monday it had found a 61-year-old Chinese woman carrying a strain of the coronavirus, the first time it was detected outside China.

 

Japan reported its first case of the infection on Thursday, after a Japanese man returned from visiting Wuhan.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the virus could spread and warned hospitals against it..

 

Thai health officials have stepped up monitoring at four airports receiving daily flights from Wuhan - Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueng, Chiang Mai and Phuket - and others that receive charter flights from the Chinese city.

 

Since Jan. 3, Thailand has screened 13,624 passengers.

 

Health officials also asked Thai AirAsia and China Southern Airlines, which run direct daily flights from Wuhan, to halt boarding by those suffering from high fever and respiratory symptoms, and reschedule their flights.

 

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Patpicha Tanakasempipat; Editing by Gerry Doyle and Clarence Fernandez)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-01-17

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Good thing it's nothing to worry about. Otherwise, I'd be worried

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They came, they saw, they contaminated!

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

There are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand.

Okay...….that statement make me really relaxed:huh:

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

Another Chinese tourist to Thailand has been quarantined after it was confirmed that he carried the latest Wuhan coronavirus.

Perhaps Thailand should ban tourists from China until the virus has been eradicated.

 

Oh!  Sorry; the tourist numbers would drop.  Silly me!

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Yes don't worry.

 

You can't have just 40+ cases in Wuhan and now 3 international travellers in Thailand and Japan be infected.  Wuhan has 19 million people but only ~5000 international travellers leave from its airport per day.  Best estimate is there are probably over 1000 people. There must also be some human to human transmission. Or Wuhan's meat market is the most popular on Earth.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51148303

 

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Ooooh, quality tourists, complete with the plague......... I'm getting that warm feeling that la la Land's getting a good slice of Karma.......

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"Of the people found to be in close contact with the infected persons -- 16 persons with the first patient and 20 with the second -- none were found with the new strains of the coronavirus. 

 

There are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand".

 

Exactly how did the authorities establish that none of the 36 people who had been in 'close contact' with the 2 infected people did not have the new strain of the coronavirus ?

 

If the above mentioned 36 people were in close proximity during the 2 or 3 hour flight from China to the persons who have been confirmed as having the virus, then they are not gong to show any signs or symptoms of the virus after such a short period of time.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incubation period (time from initial contact to showing signs/symptoms) for the coronavirus is anywhere between 4 and 14 days.

 

So the authorities have let 36 potential carriers of the virus into the Kingdom and have clearly stated that "there are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand".  Wait for another 1 or 2 weeks and then see if any more cases are reported.

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1 hour ago, nervona81732 said:

SARS was a bio weapon and I'll put a bet on this is the same thing. 

I "liked" your post, because khunken didn't.

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3 minutes ago, 007 RED said:

Quote:

 

"Of the people found to be in close contact with the infected persons -- 16 persons with the first patient and 20 with the second -- none were found with the new strains of the coronavirus. 

 

There are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand".

 

Exactly how did the authorities establish that none of the 36 people who had been in 'close contact' with the 2 infected people did not have the new strain of the coronavirus ?

 

If the above mentioned 36 people were in close proximity during the 2 or 3 hour flight to the either of the persons who have been confirmed as having the virus, then they are not gong to show any signs or symptoms of the virus after such a short period of time.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incubation period (time from initial contact to showing signs/symptoms) for the coronavirus is anywhere between 4 and 14 days.

 

So the authorities, they have let 36 potential carriers of the virus into the Kingdom and have clearly stated that "there are no concerns yet of an outbreak in Thailand".  Wait for another 1 or 2 weeks and then see if any more cases are reported.

Do you honestly think they would report an outbreak ?    Me thinks not......

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