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Mahidol University closely watching staffer showing Covid-19 symptoms

By THE NATION

 

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A staffer at Mahidol University is under close scrutiny for Covid-19 infection after showing symptoms such as fever within 14 days of returning from a country that has a high infection rate, the university said in a statement.

 

Professor Banjong Mahaisawiriya, acting president of the university, said in the statement on Tuesday (February 25): “The university is monitoring the staff closely and is awaiting lab test confirmation from Ministry of Public Health. We also have called in other staff who have made contact with the suspected patient and to test them thoroughly.”

 

University staff and students who have no direct relationship with the person have been urged them to take care of their health and follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation to protecting themselves against the coronavirus.

Banjong did not disclose which department or faculty the suspected case is from.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382871

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-26
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18 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

Co-workers at places like Mahidol and PTT are taking to social media to raise concerns, which means the "authorities" need to acknowledge at least a possibility of a CV19 infection at these places.

 

Would be nice if they named the country?

If the government named the country, that might show a chink in their armour.

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Is it a coincidence this University has been in the news a lot hopefully they don't have to quarantine the whole campus.

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The are unconfirmed news yet that the virus is spreading and fast in Don Muang area. Later news might confirm it.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Mahidol University closely watching staffer showing Covid-19 symptoms

I hope they're  using binoculars......

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Call me pessimistic but I cannot see realistically how this virus can be contained, having already spread so far and with an incubation period of 14+ days. Buckle your seats everyone 😞

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Ok start your stopwatch, the sample has been sent to NIH lab. If they ever do follow up, we'll then know how long the processing time was.

 

Their own instructions state less than one hour to do the procedure, I do not know how long it takes to prepare a sample. 

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/conventional-rt-pcr-followed-by-sequencing-for-detection-of-ncov-rirl-nat-inst-health-t.pdf?sfvrsn=42271c6d_4

 

If it's days, then you can imagine there's a bottleneck.

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2 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

Call me pessimistic but I cannot see realistically how this virus can be contained, having already spread so far and with an incubation period of 14+ days. Buckle your seats everyone 😞

Amulets? Animal sacrifices? Fortune tellers? Hot weather? Strong wind? Virus cures?

 

Always look on the bright side of life.

 

or

 

Bring out your dead.

 

 

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7 hours ago, bluesofa said:

If the government named the country, that might show a chink in their armour.

Can't dob on your mates. 

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8 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

Would be nice if they named the country? 

 

The list of possible candidates keeps getting longer by the day...

 

But these days, Japan and South Korea and Singapore are probably good candidates.  I think not many Thais have been taking voluntary trips to China lately....

 

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18 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Ok start your stopwatch, the sample has been sent to NIH lab. If they ever do follow up, we'll then know how long the processing time was.

There will be no delay with Mahidol. It is hiso central, with all the elite's children on campus. This will be settled in a "fitting" manner in short order.

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7 hours ago, Thunder26 said:

The are unconfirmed news yet that the virus is spreading and fast in Don Muang area. Later news might confirm it.

What reports, confirmed or unconfirmed - or is it just scare mongering? 

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5 minutes ago, zydeco said:

There will be no delay with Mahidol. It is hiso central, with all the elite's children on campus. This will be settled in a "fitting" manner in short order.

The "normal" processing times should be hours, it has taken some time to do the article so I reckon we should have the results already. Let's see.

 

Mahidol itself has a level 2 biosafety lab, but perhaps not the materials or equipment to check for SARS-CoV-2.

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