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    CHP provides latest information on cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan
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    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (January 13) received notification from the National Health Commission (NHC) on the latest information on the cluster of pneumonia cases detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The public is again urged to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    According to the information from the NHC, as of yesterday (January 12), 41 patients had been diagnosed as having infection of the novel coronavirus. No new case was reported and one additional case was discharged yesterday. So far, a total of seven patients have been discharged, six patients are in serious condition and one died, while the remaining patients are in stable condition. A total of 763 close contacts have been identified. All have been put under medical surveillance with 76 of them having completed the surveillance, and no related cases have been detected so far...


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      Date: Jan 13, 2020 6:59 AM
      WHO statement on novel coronavirus in Thailand

      13 January 2020 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with officials in Thailand and China following reports of confirmation of the novel coronavirus in a person in Thailand.

      The person was a traveler from Wuhan, China, and was identified by Thai officials on 8 January, and hospitalized that day. The person is recovering from the illness according to Thai officials.

      The possibility of cases being identified in other countries was not unexpected, and reinforces why WHO calls for on-going active monitoring and preparedness in other countries. WHO has issued guidance on how to detect and treat persons ill with the new virus.

      The genetic sequencing shared by China enables more countries to rapidly diagnose patients.

      WHO reiterates that it is essential that investigations continue in China to identify the source of this outbreak and any animal reservoirs or intermediate hosts.

      Given developments, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will consult with Emergency Committee members and could call for a meeting of the committee on short notice.

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      • Here is a media write-up of the Thailand case with more details on the patient. Unconfirmed as of yet if she has a connection to the Wuhan Seafood Market.


        • Translation Google

          Pneumonia in China In Wuhan, the cradle of the virus, life goes on as usual

          Sunday, January 12, the fish market, located in the city center, and where a large number of patients worked, remained prohibited, twelve days after its closure. However, the many restaurants located in the same building were open and serving customers.

          If, in Hong Kong, the announcement of the appearance of this virus caused a rush of residents in pharmacies to buy protective masks while scientists called on the population of the megalopolis to remain vigilant, on the streets of Wuhan this weekend, few people wore a mask. Most of the guards posted around the market had no protective gear.

          Only a group of security guards who entered the market were wearing a mask and a cap. They were instructed on Sunday morning January 12 to wear this equipment at all times. A guard stated that market traders were allowed to enter the establishment to check their stalls, accompanied by guards.
          On Sunday January 12, outside the hospital in Wuhan, where people affected by the virus are treated, visitors were free to enter and leave the hospital. Two women, whose surname is Yan and Shu, allowed to leave the establishment, explained that the hospital authorities had, on the night of Saturday January 11 to Sunday January 12, put pressure for as many patients as possible not affected by the epidemic to return home.

          "Most of the building is empty," said Shu, who believes that other people affected by this virus will soon be sent to this hospital.

          AFP / VNA / CVN

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela


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            Google translation:

            WHO: Wuhan pneumonia named 2019-nCoV
            2020-01-14 Source: Guanghua Net-International Reading Count: 49 Share

            The World Health Organization officially named the pneumonia virus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei, China as 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus in 2019.

            According to Luo Yijun, deputy director of Taiwan's Department of Disease Control, the WHO named the virus 2019-nCoV on Sunday, and the difference is that the pneumonia is no longer named after the place name, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. (MERS).

            "This is mainly to consider that the epidemic situation is not just concentrated in one place to avoid being challenged by the outside world."...


            • Wuhan pneumonia virus spread
              expert: lethality is not low

              The Chinese New Year is approaching, and Wuhan's new coronavirus pneumonia has caused public concern. On January 11, an official notification in Wuhan stated that a new type of coronavirus pneumonia had killed one person, and the cause of death was respiratory cycle failure. Because the new coronavirus gene sequence published by the authorities is nearly 80% identical to the SARS virus. Some experts said that the lethal rate of this virus is not low, and the public should remain vigilant.

              On January 12, the Chinese Communist Party officially updated the statistics of the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan , claiming that there are currently 41 cases of pneumonitis infected by the new coronavirus , of which 7 were severe cases, 1 died, 6 were discharged, and the remaining patients were in stable condition.

              The report showed that there were a total of 739 close contacts, including 419 medical staff, and no related cases were found. It also announced that no new patients were found after January 3, 2020, and no "human" was admitted. successor".

              However, Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital in Guangdong reported on the 12th that a patient with severe pneumonia was received on the 11th and is currently being rescued by the intensive care department.

              Chen Bingzhong, a former official of the Ministry of Health of the Communist Party of China, said: "This time it is detected , it is also a type of SARS , a new type of virus, but it is inseparable. It is a coronavirus, which is different from previous ones, but it is not that It's not a coronavirus. In general, its ancestor is the SARS virus, which is very toxic, and once it is transmitted, it is a serious respiratory disease. "

              In view of the fluctuating official data of the Communist Party of China, the number of infected people and deaths have been questioned.

              Chen Bingzhong: "This is indeed concealed. For example, before the Chinese Communist Party officially acknowledged that these were SARS viruses, there were four SARS viruses detected, one was from Tongji Hospital, and he was identified. It was also found to be SARS coronavirus, and there was also a Bohao Medical Laboratory. He also detected it. Before the official acknowledged it, four of them proved it was SARS virus, but the official did not recognize it. "

              Chen Bingzhong, a former official of the Chinese Ministry of Health and director of the China Institute of Health Education, criticized the CCP for concealing the epidemic and concealing the truth.

              Chen Bingzhong: "It has been detected, you have no reason to deny it, and you will not report it. Is this not a 100% concealment of the epidemic? Until now, the official has not said why it denies Tongji Hospital, denies Huada Gene Corporation, denies Bo What about the results of the Hao Medical Laboratory? So this proves that it is really concealing. "

              Former mainland NGO Yang Zhanqing also believes that the official information released by the Chinese Communist Party is not credible.

              Yang Zhanqing, a former mainland non-governmental organization person, said: "It does not allow the public to question. Before someone said it was SARS, it arrested people and said that it was rumors. An official message did not allow the public to question. Then he released it. The information is very limited, and a lot of information is contradictory. In this case, I feel that the information it releases is not credible at all. "

              The Chinese Communist Party has not yet published the genetic map of the new virus, but the map has been circulated on the Virology website.

              Organizations such as the Medical College of Shanghai Fudan University and the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention have published the preliminary genome sequencing of a new coronavirus that causes Wuhan pneumonia on the virology website on the 11th.

              Xu Shuchang, chair professor of the Department of Respiratory Diseases at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the new virus is 73% similar to SARS virus and "close relatives" to the other two coronaviruses found in bats.

              Earlier, Professor Xu Shuchang also told the media that it remains to be seen whether Wuhan pneumonia virus will be transmitted from person to person, but the possibility must not be ruled out.

              Yang Zhanqing: "They (the Communist Party of China) also said that all these close contacts are keeping track, but there have been places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, all of whom have been to Wuhan, or after people from Wuhan have gone there, Fever, the same symptoms as viral pneumonia in Wuhan, that is to say that many people they have not followed, so that led to the continuous spread of the epidemic. "

              According to Radio Free Asia report, Yuan Guoyong, Chair Professor of Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong, said in a meeting with the media that the severity and mortality of the new coronavirus can be used as a reference for SARS in 2003.

              Yuan Guoyong emphasized that according to the official report of the Communist Party of China, the mortality and serious cases of this new virus are not too low, and he urged the public not to be taken lightly.



              • Originally posted by tetano View Post

                However, Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital in Guangdong reported on the 12th that a patient with severe pneumonia was received on the 11th and is currently being rescued by the intensive care department.

                Please see this thread - officials deny 2019 nCov:

                China - Teacher, 41, hospitalized with severe pneumonia, renal failure, liver damage - officials say not new coronavirus - Shenzhen, Guangdong province - January 12, 2020


                • Meanwhile in Thailand -

                  'Diary' encourages patients with coronary infections. Revealing more Chinese patients...

                  'Diary' encourage Patients with a new strain of corona. Explanation of the cause of not leaving home because still detecting the genetic material While S. Bamras Accepting 3 additional Chinese patients. Preliminary examination has not been found

                  On 14 January at Bamrasnaradura Institute, Mr. Anutin Charnverakul, Deputy Prime Minister and The Minister of Public Health visited and inspected Chinese patients infected with the new strain of corona virus. Incoming treatment At the Bharat Institute since January 8, ago At the same time, there was also talk and encouragement with relatives of this Chinese patient. Including encouraging patients and asking to be patient.

                  The relatives thanked the Thai government for providing good care and providing accommodation before they were admitted to the Bamras Institute. There is still concern because patients have chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and carry drugs.

                  Mr Anutin said that from the visit, this Chinese patient has been reported to have no fever.
                  Little food and little stress because having to live in a separation room alone, not going anywhere

                  Inquire about this patient, did not go to the market that the Chinese authorities ordered to close
                  But going to other markets


                  Last edited by sharon sanders; January 14th, 2020, 02:35 AM. Reason: added top phrase


                  • Reporters at the visit to Wuhan by the deputy director of the Hong Kong Food and Health bureau held at police station and questioned for one and a half hour.

                    Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital's tightly isolated ward door locked

                    14.01.2020 12:32
                    Xu Deyi, deputy director of the Food and Health Bureau, and representatives from the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority are learning about the local outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan. At the Jinyintan Hospital where patients are being treated intensively, security is tight, and several staff members are present to inspect the patient. The gate of the south building of the inpatient department that isolates patients is locked.

                    A reporter from Now News Station in Hong Kong was questioned during the shooting. Later, reporters and photographers from this station, Hong Kong Radio, TVB and Now News Station were taken to the hospital police station to investigate and record the information, and released about an hour and a half later.



                    • Thailand - 3 people screened for 2019-nCov have seasonal flu.

                      "Jutima" visits Chinese patients infected with a new strain of the corona virus.

                      15:14 | 14 January 2020 | 39
                      Anutin Charnwirakul, Minister of Education, visited and encouraged Chinese tourists who were sent to be treated for a new strain of the corona virus. The other 3 people had normal flu. Thailand has a disease surveillance system. Asking citizens not to be alarmed

                      Today (14 Jan 2020) at Bamrasnaradura Institute Ministry of Public Health Reporters report that Mr. Anutin Charnwirakul, Deputy Prime Minister And the Minister of Public Health together with Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Dr. Suwannachai Watanayingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Visited and encouraged the patients who traveled from Wuhan city and experienced fever. Was sent to treat a new strain of the corona virus. At the negative pressure disease separation room Bamrasnaradura Institute Complete with giving baskets to patients' relatives

                      Mr Anutin said that today, the patients have recovered to normal, no fever, sleep, waiting for the results of laboratory tests according to medical procedures. Due to wait for confirmation results from the Department of Medical Sciences and from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University Which is a collaboration When the result is negative and the virus is discharged from the respiratory tract Considered that the patient is cured Can travel back to the country. The other 3 people have normal flu. There are no pathogens to monitor. Due to come from Wuhan and have a fever Therefore need to separate to see the symptoms Once he is healed, he wishes to continue traveling, he can continue.



                      • Wuhan pneumonia: Chinese tourist in Thai case did not visit outbreak-linked market, raising fears of possible spread of virus

                        A Chinese tourist, who was confirmed by Thai authorities to have the new virus behind the Wuhan pneumonia strain, had not visited the mainland seafood market associated with the outbreak, the Post has learned.

                        The revelation raised fears that the woman, 61, the first confirmed case outside China, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, which she was understood to have visited.

                        The woman, who travelled to Bangkok from the city in Hubei province, was found to have a fever on arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport on January 8 and was hospitalised that day.

                        She was confirmed on Sunday to have been infected with the new coronavirus strain, which has struck at least 41 people in Wuhan and killed one.



                        • WHO says new China virus could spread, it's warning all hospitals
                          Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by John Stonestreet

                          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.
                          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
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                            Wuhan pneumonia: Chinese tourist in Thai case did not visit outbreak-linked market, while scientists say virus not likely to prove as deadly as Sars

                            Woman, 61, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, as her infection has no relation to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market
                            Chinese researchers released the genome sequence of the coronavirus over the weekend and one researcher said it was ‘not particularly close to Sars’
                            Elizabeth Cheung , Jitsiree Thongnoi , Stephen Chen in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing
                            Published: 5:07pm, 14 Jan, 2020

                            The new virus behind recent pneumonia cases in Wuhan is unlikely to cause a widespread, deadly epidemic like Sars, scientists say, as revelations that a Chinese tourist in Thailand had not visited the market linked to the outbreak raised fears of a potential spread of the disease.

                            The woman, 61, who was confirmed by Thai authorities to have the new virus, had not visited the now-closed mainland seafood market associated with the outbreak, the Post learned on Tuesday.

                            The discovery raised fears that the woman, the first confirmed case outside China, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, which she was understood to have visited.

                            That came as Reuters quoted the World Health Organisation as saying there had been “limited” human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus, but WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told the Post in an email reply that “there has been no evidence” of such an occurrence.

                            Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said an expert meeting would be held on Wednesday to discuss the latest development of the disease, upon the return of a team of local health officials who visited Wuhan to gain first-hand knowledge...


                            • Originally posted by Ronan Kelly View Post
                              WHO says new China virus could spread, it's warning all hospitals
                              Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by John Stonestreet

                              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.
                              Reuters has now edited this report to add "may" in reworked first sentence:

                              "There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday."


                              • Reporting no change...

                                Google translaton:
                                Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Committee's report on pneumonia of new coronavirus infection
                                Published by: Wuhan Municipal Commission of Health and Health | Release time: 2020-01-14 22:05:36 |

                                From 04:00 to 14:00 on January 13, 2020, there were no new cases of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infection, no discharged cases cured, and no new deaths reported.

                                As of now, our city has reported 41 cases of pneumonitis infected with a new type of coronavirus, 7 cases have been cured and discharged, 6 cases are being treated in severe cases, and 1 case has died. A total of 763 close contacts have been tracked, 187 medical observations have been lifted, and 576 medical observations are still underway. No related cases were found among the close contacts.

                                In addition, Thailand reported a case of pneumonia with a new coronavirus infection from Wuhan. The case is currently undergoing isolation and hospitalization in Thailand, and close contacts of her returnees are conducting tracking and medical observations.

                                January 14, 2020