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British tourist fighting for life in Thailand feared to be first western victim of mystery Chinese coronavirus

Andy Jehring

 

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A UK tourist fighting for his life in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim of the Chinese flu-like coronavirus.

 

Ash Shorley, 32, was rushed to hospital in Phuket after a pneumonia-style bug infected both lungs while he was on Koh Phi Phi island.

 

He had to be ferried by specialised seaplane because his damaged lungs could not cope with high altitude travel.

 

Doctors in Phuket found his symptoms are consistent with the Chinese coronavirus, whose spread has triggered fears of a pandemic.

 

More than 40 Chinese have officially contracted  the illness with two deaths reported.

 

But it is feared the Chinese authorities are hiding the true scale of the problem.

 

Full story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10775551/brit-thailand-chinese-coronavirus/

 

-- The SUN 2020-01-20

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An impressive response from the medical services.    Its good to see this response rather than ‘no insurance no hospital’ type approach...    Even in unfortunate circumstances it’s go

yeah because when you are dying from a mystery virus the first thing you think is "mind if we take a longboat mate i need to save a few quid.."  

Well, this is reported by 'The Sun' no less who clearly haven't done their homework. High altitude travel is not possible from an island with no airport!  

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24 minutes ago, TheDark said:

Also, there was no mention, if the person has been to Wuhan region, which is the most important information in this case. 

 noting it has a 2 to 5 days incubation window

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