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British man seriously ill with flu like virus in Thailand does not have Chinese Coronavirus

 

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A British man who is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck down with flu-like symptoms, has not contracted the Chinese Coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

 

Ashley Shore, was on Koh Phi Phi when he became seriously ill with a flu virus on 27 December. 

 

He was rushed by boat to nearby Phuket where his condition worsened and he was put on a ventilator. 

 

It was initially feared he may have contracted the Chinese Coronavirus, which has been contracted by more than 200 people and contributed to four deaths.

 

However, doctors have since confirmed the 32 year old, who hails from Lancashire in the north of England, does not have the Chinese virus but a severe strain of flu.

 

Ashely’s parents who were on holiday in Spain when they found out their son had been taken ill have rushed to be by his bedside. 

 

He is currently in the intensive care unit Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.

 

On Saturday he underwent a five hour operation to remove obcesses and fluid from his lungs.

 

While Ashley does have medical insurance, his friends and family have set up a crowdfunding page to help support his parents while they stay with him in Thailand. 

 

 

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I am glad he doesn't.  I have to go back to Sichuan in a few weeks.

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35 minutes ago, beano2274 said:

of course he does not have the Chinese Coronaviurs, would be bad for tourism.

For Thailand's image, it doesn't matter. This is another body blow.  I looked at the DM comments for that story. People have already made the leap: "China Flu. Deadly. Thailand. Tourist. Don't go there." This might even scare off the Indians. 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

... has not contracted the Chinese Coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

'Confirmed' is only confirmed if there is no report stating otherwise in the next few days.

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Usual media scaremongering click bait & some seem disappointed "they" have been found out!

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4 minutes ago, CGW said:

Usual media scaremongering click bait & some seem disappointed "they" have been found out!

This morning it was this:

 

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

 

This afternoon it was a boat.

 

Do Thais know the difference between the two modes of transport?

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