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  • Shenzhen Now Suspected Cases The Third People's Hospital is on alert (22:39)



    Figure 2-2-This newspaper has received news that patients with suspected cases of new coronavirus are in the third person in Shenzhen ... (Photo by Ming Pao reporter) This newspaper received two independent news, both pointing out that a suspected case of a new coronavirus has occurred in Shenzhen, and some patients are being tested. One of them said that the patient was being treated in isolation at Shenzhen Third People's Hospital.

    A reporter from this newspaper went to the above hospital this afternoon (18th) and found that the hospital is waiting for it. At about 4.30 am, the reporter was near the infectious disease building of the hospital. A staff member was wearing a white protective clothing and a face mask from head to toe. There was an elder wearing a mask and crutches behind him. Infectious disease building.

    When the elders came upstairs, another staff member wearing full protective equipment and a face mask immediately outside the building's elevator lobby, pulled up the blockade line with ice cream cones and tape. After entering the elevator lobby for disinfection, the blockade line was lifted for about 5 minutes. It is said to be used to isolate the "Infection 3 Division" on the 4th floor of the Infectious Diseases Building, which is used to isolate related patients in Wuhan. The entrance is a nurse station.

    The CHP responded that it had not received any notification from the National Health Commission so far. The center will continue to maintain contact with the National Health Commission and the World Health Organization to closely monitor the situation.https://news.mingpao.com/ins/%e6%b8%...88%92%e5%82%99
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    • Wuhan Zeng 17 confirmed the diagnosis of some non-contact seafood city Shenzhen is now suspected cases


      Figure 3-1-When the staff member took the elders into the infectious disease building, there was a staff member wearing full protective equipment in the elevator.... (Photo by Ming Pao reporter) [Ming Pao News] The number of confirmed new coronaviruses in Wuhan has soared. The Wuhan Health and Medical Commission announced at 17:43 this morning that 17 new cases were reported. Some had no history of contact with South China Seafood City, and the total number of patients rose to 62. At the same time, the latest epidemic situation is more likely to be closer to Hong Kong. This newspaper has received two independent sources indicating that suspected cases have occurred in Shenzhen and are being tested. It is also reported that the designated hospital for infectious diseases and Shenzhen Third People's Hospital are receiving patients with Wuhan pneumonia. The hospital was waiting for it. Yesterday, some staff members wore protective clothing from head to toe to accompany the same person into the "infectious disease building", which specifically isolated related patients in Wuhan. The staff of the hospital said that the national information "will not be announced" whether there are confirmed patients. News: Some patients in Shenzhen are doing new virus tests


      Regarding whether the Shenzhen epidemic was notified, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Department of Health said yesterday that the Centre for Health Protection had not received the relevant notification from the National Health and Health Commission until yesterday.

      This newspaper received two independent news, both of which pointed out that patients were being tested for the new coronavirus in Shenzhen, and it was reported that the patients were concentrated in Shenzhen Third People's Hospital (Third Hospital). The hospital is a top three infectious disease general hospital, with two key specialties of Shenzhen tuberculosis and emerging infectious diseases, and relying on the CUHK (Shenzhen) Infectious Diseases Research Center, the Hong Kong University National Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Shenzhen Branch, etc. It became the designated hospital to receive patients when the H7N9 avian flu broke out in the Mainland.

      Our reporter went to the hospital for observation yesterday afternoon. At about 4.30pm, I saw a staff member wearing a white protective clothing and mask from head to toe near the infected building in the hospital. There was an old man wearing a mask and crutches behind his back. Slowly follow the staff towards the "Infectious Disease Building".

      When the old man went upstairs, another staff member wearing full protective equipment and a face mask was outside the building elevator lobby and pulled up the blockade line with ice cream cones and tape. After entering the elevator lobby for disinfection for about 5 minutes, the blockade line was lifted. On the 4th floor of the Infectious Diseases Building, there is a nurse's station at the entrance of the "Infectious Diseases Division 3". There are about three or four nurses with full-body protective equipment. The old man sent the infected building to block and disinfect for 5 minutes


      As seen in the hospital area, all staff members wear masks. Fever clinic and emergency department staff also wear blue protective clothing and caps. They also wear masks. Some people wear white gloves. However, only a small number of outpatients wear masks. The reporter told the emergency room reception staff that there was a sore throat and cough. The staff then asked the reporter whether they had been to Wuhan, had contact with birds, or had a fever. The reporter said that they did not. The staff took out the probe of the probe and asked for heat to be diverted. .

      In addition, as a family member of the patient, the reporter told the staff yesterday that the family member had entered the isolation ward because of fever and suspected pneumonia, and the staff asked whether it was a Wuhan patient, and told the reporter that all patients from Wuhan with fever Enter the "Infectious Diseases 3 Division" isolation ward on the 4th floor of the Infectious Diseases Building. The reporter asked if a new coronavirus was diagnosed on the floor, and the staff responded "you don't need to ask anything else." Ask if there is a confirmed staff: National information will not be released


      This newspaper called the Third Hospital yesterday to inquire about the identity of the family members of patients suspected of being infected with the new virus, and said that they expected to be transferred to the hospital. A male staff member said that the hospital was the designated hospital in Shenzhen to receive confirmed patients. Referrals from the health department, "No casual referrals, we have a plan."When asked whether the hospital was treating several confirmed patients, the staff member said that the country information was "not to be released" and said that he did not know the situation.

      This newspaper later called the hospital as a reporter to inquire about whether it had accepted suspected or confirmed patients. The male staff member said, "I can't tell you that our system is different. You can only say that you have a confirmed diagnosis." The reporter asked whether there were any confirmed cases. He said he was not clear and asked the leader. Some hospitals say those diagnosed must be transferred to a third hospital


      Shenzhen Nanshan People's Hospital received a woman with severe pneumonia last week, which said it was ruled out of infection with the new coronavirus. The newspaper called the hospital yesterday and asked if the family members could be treated with the new virus if they were diagnosed with the infection. Staff said that the confirmed patients must be transferred to the third hospital.

      Since the day before yesterday, this newspaper has inquired through Guangdong Province and Shenzhen Municipal Health and Health Commission via email and telephone whether there are suspected patients, and no reply has been received. The reporter called the Publicity Office of the Shenzhen Municipal Health and Medical Commission yesterday to inquire whether the third hospital had received patients with suspected or confirmed new coronavirus. The staff said that the Publicity Office was not authorized to release the information on the epidemic situation. If there is news, it will be issued by the State or Guangdong Health Commission. The reporter then called the head of the Publicity Department of the Guangdong Health and Health Commission and the Guangzhou Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but no one answered.https://news.mingpao.com/pns/%e6%b8%...88%92%e5%82%99
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      • Wuhan pneumonia's first non-stop Wuhan passengers landed in New York for inspection


        The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began Friday (January 18) a new measure at New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco International Airport for passengers from Wuhan, China, to prevent unidentified pneumonia in Wuhan from entering the United States. The picture shows the New York JFK Airport. (AFP / Getty Images)
        Update: 2020-01-18 11:22 PM Tags : Wuhan pneumonia , nonstop flight to New York , U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        [Epoch Times, January 18, 2020] The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin a new detection measure for passengers from Wuhan, China at New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports on Friday (January 18). Preventing unidentified pneumonia in Wuhan from entering the United States.

        VOA reports that passengers of China Southern Airlines Flight 8419 ( direct flights from Wuhan to New York ) arrived at JFK International Airport in New York at more than 10 pm on Friday, becoming the first group to be tested.
        Miss Yuan, who came out with her luggage, talked about the inspection process and said, "It's just that the crew will send a form on the plane, and then she will ask you to fill in some basic information." Then, take the form to take a test after getting off the plane. Body temperature, "If it is normal, go straight."

        Another passenger, Mr. Liu, said, "There is information about whether you have been to Wuhan and your personal information." After getting off the plane, he could leave without any abnormalities.

        Mr Howard, who was in transit with his wife and three children in Wuhan, also said, "(The detection process) is very simple and very easy to pass. Just fill in your symptoms, your information, and take your temperature; just 15 minutes."

        The health authority of Wuhan City, China, reported on January 17 that as of the 16th, four new cases of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infection had been reported. There are currently 45 cases, of which 15 were cured, 5 were discharged, and 2 died.

        When asked about the local people ’s response to pneumonia in Wuhan, Ms. Yuan, who lives in Wuhan, said, “Someone is scared. Someone wears a mask. I brought a mask when I went to the (airport), but most people have n’t Dai. "She said that everyone was" more afraid of being infected ".

        Mr Liu's statement is different. He said: "I feel okay in Wuhan. That's what it says, but everyone feels that the condition is not serious, and going out to pay attention to protective measures should not be a big problem."

        At present, there are at least three confirmed cases of Wuhan pneumonia outside China, one in Kanagawa, Japan, and two in Bangkok, Thailand.

        The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that the test is currently targeted only at travelers from Wuhan, China. The center expects an increase in passenger traffic from Wuhan around the Chinese New Year.

        U.S. officials estimate that the number of passengers from Wuhan to the three international airports in the United States in the next two weeks will be about 5,000.

        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the risk of the virus entering the United States is not high, but precautions must be taken.http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/20/1/18/n11803040.htm
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        • Source: http://guoqing.china.com.cn/2020-01/...t_75627927.htm

          Google translation:

          Reporter's question on comprehensive prevention and control of pneumonitis caused by new coronavirus
          Published: 2020-01-19 08:43:26 | Source: China News | Author: | Editor: Lu Yiyi


          Wuhan answers reporter's question on comprehensive prevention and control of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infection

          刚 Li Gang, director and chief physician of Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, answers questions from reporters Photo by Zhang Qin

          Original Title: Wuhan City Answers Questions on Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Pneumonia Infected by New Coronavirus

          Chinanews.net Wuhan, January 19th. Experts and local government officials in Wuhan on the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infections answered questions on the 19th whether measures can be taken to prevent and control the disease and prevent the spread of the epidemic. The reporter asked.

          1. On January 17 and 18, in the information released by the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Committee, we noticed that there were new cases. Can you explain the reason? Will there be new cases in the future?

          Huang Chaolin, an expert from the Hubei Provincial Medical Group, deputy director and chief physician of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital: After unknown viral viral pneumonia in Wuhan was determined to be caused by a new type of coronavirus infection, relevant national scientific research institutions quickly developed a viral nucleic acid detection kit. Then technical optimization. On January 16, after the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention received the kit issued by the state, it began to conduct pathogenic testing on samples of patients with unexplained viral pneumonia submitted for examination in Wuhan. On the 16th to 17th, the national, provincial and municipal expert groups made a comprehensive judgment based on clinical manifestations, epidemiological history, and pathogenic test results, and confirmed 4 and 17 patients, respectively. As testing continues, new cases are expected to continue to increase.

          2. Can you introduce the process of finding and confirming new cases?

          Huang Chaolin, an expert from the Hubei Provincial Medical Group, and vice president and chief physician of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital: After the outbreak, Wuhan strengthened the screening of fever patients with pneumonia in medical institutions, and eliminated known viruses (including influenza, Viral, SARS, MERS, etc.) patients with viral pneumonia were immediately quarantined and treated, and specimens were collected for examination to carry out a new coronavirus pathogenic test. National, provincial and municipal expert groups combined with clinical manifestations, epidemiological history, and pathogenic test results to make a comprehensive diagnosis, and finally diagnosed patients with new type of coronavirus infection.

          3. Can you make a preliminary judgment on the current situation of the epidemic? Is the epidemic situation preventable and controllable?

          Li Gang, Director and Chief Physician of Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Combining the clinical manifestations of known patients, medical observation reports of close contacts, and the results of previous epidemiological investigations, the current comprehensive judgment shows that the initial impression of the epidemic situation is a new type of coronary The virus is not highly contagious, which does not rule out the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission, but the risk of continued human-to-human transmission is low. With the implementation and implementation of various prevention and control measures, the epidemic situation can be prevented and controlled. Most of the cases were mild. Among the 763 close contacts tracked, 681 were released from medical observation. No related cases were found in close contacts.

          4. Can you introduce the current treatment situation of patients? How effective is the treatment? Is the patient treatable?

          Huang Chaolin, an expert from the Hubei Provincial Medical Group, and vice president and chief physician of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital: Our city attaches great importance to patient care, centralizes patients, resources, experts, and treatment, and treats all new-type coronavirus-infected pneumonia in China. The designated hospitals in the city adopted a one-person-one medical team and one-person-one diagnosis and treatment plan to carry out standardized diagnosis and treatment. The country has sent five experts in respiratory medicine and infectious diseases to form a joint medical treatment expert group with 26 provincial and municipal medical experts in our province. It operates a shift system and is on duty at designated city hospitals 24 hours a day. It is responsible for the guidance and consultation of cases and participation in critical care. Medical treatment of severe cases. At the same time, a group of medical backbones were deployed from the city to support designated hospitals in the city, and they went all out to treat patients. As of January 17, 19 patients have been discharged. Pneumonia infected with a new coronavirus is generally treatable.

          5. As a large international city with a population of nearly 10 million people, what measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic after the outbreak? The Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are approaching. What other measures will Wuhan take?

          Huang Chaolin, an expert from the Hubei Provincial Medical Team, vice president and chief physician of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, answered questions from reporters.

          Chen Yanxin, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan Municipal People's Government: Since the outbreak, our city has established a multi-level linkage mechanism, set up strong working classes, quickly responded to the epidemic, fully treated patients, and worked hard to prevent the spread of the epidemic. The following work has been done in preventing the spread of the epidemic:

          (1) Strengthen management of close contacts. Medical observations of close contacts are deployed throughout the city, and each district implements "one person, one file, one area, one supervision and law enforcement" of close contacts, and adopts the "three guarantees one" approach of community cadres, community grid members, and community medical personnel to close contacts. Contacts are classified and managed, and close contacts of family members and other general populations are followed up by the district disease control center and community health service center once a day, with a total of 12,100 person-times. Domestic and close contacts of diagnosed cases in Thailand and Japan are being followed up and medically observed.

          (2) Implement joint defense and joint control. Strengthen departmental coordination, compact the main responsibilities, refine the division of tasks, and strictly prevent the spread of the epidemic.

          The first is to implement the control of personnel leaving China. Strengthen the management of public places and public transportation. Since January 14, 35 infrared thermometers have been quickly installed at airports, railway stations, coach stations, and passenger terminals, and more than 300 handheld infrared thermometers have been equipped. Increase the provision of equipment one after another; set up temperature detection points and investigation points at "three stations and one field" to strengthen the temperature detection of passengers leaving the country; register passengers who have fever, issue brochures and masks, and handle refund or change of tickets for free Guide the referral to the medical institution in the jurisdiction and make a registration report. As of yesterday, a total of nearly 300,000 body temperature tests have been carried out, and 16 cases of fever were found, and all positive cases have been ruled out. On January 19, we re-deployed outbound personnel to conduct inspections. At the same time, "daily disinfection" and "per-shift ventilation" were strengthened for public transportation in the city.

          The second is to strengthen market supervision. Continue to increase the control of the South China Seafood Wholesale Market after the market is closed, conduct hygienic investigations, conduct centralized isolation and treatment of discovered cases, conduct epidemiological investigations, and conduct medical observations of close contacts; conduct environmental sanitation disposal of markets and relevant areas; 24 hours Control the market and its surrounding entrances and exits; detoxify their waste goods. At the same time, the city's agricultural (market) trade markets and various business establishments will be rectified, the sale of live poultry will be strictly prohibited, the illegal breeding, processing, and management of various types of wild animals will be strictly prohibited, and illegal transshipment and trafficking of wild animals will be severely cracked down. Further strengthen the cleaning, disinfection and ventilation management of the city's agricultural (market) trade markets and various business places.

          The third is to strengthen the management of crowd activities. In accordance with the principle of "not necessary, not holding", strengthen the management of large-scale public gathering activities during the Spring Festival and reduce large-scale public gathering activities. For units with concentrated residence and densely populated units, the district health department will guide and supervise the morning inspection.

          The fourth is strict fever management. Various medical institutions at all levels send out hot clinics to conduct timely detection, investigation and symptomatic treatment of fever patients, and to detect and dispose of the epidemic in a timely manner. There are 72 fever clinics in the city's second-level and above hospitals, and more than 2,000 fever patients are handled every day.

          Fifth, increase patriotic health campaigns. From January 12th, a 3-month winter and spring patriotic health campaign with the theme of "repairing the environment, cleaning homes, and welcoming the festival" will be launched throughout the city. As of now, there are more than 10,000 people in nearly 1,000 units in the city participating in patriotic health campaigns to eliminate the four hazards, remove garbage, clear sanitary dead ends, and carry out health education, etc., to promote urban and rural environmental sanitation and promote healthy lifestyles.

          In the next step, we continue to do the following: first, continue to increase the monitoring of fever personnel to achieve early detection, isolation, and early treatment of patients; second, continue to increase the control of agricultural (market) trade markets, and resolutely prohibit the sale of live poultry, Strictly crack down on the wildlife trade; the third is to continue to deepen the patriotic health campaign and implement urban and rural environmental remediation to effectively prevent common diseases in winter and spring; the fourth is to continue to strengthen the treatment of patients and do their best to treat the critically ill patients to minimize the mortality; Continue to strengthen the management of close contacts to effectively protect the health of residents and medical personnel. Sixth, actively carry out health education and popularize knowledge about epidemic prevention and control. (Finish)

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            • Source: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0011900414.htm
              CHP provides latest information on pneumonia cases of novel coronavirus infection in Wuhan
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              The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (January 19) received notification from the National Health Commission (NHC) on the latest information on the pneumonia cases of novel coronavirus infection 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, epidemiological analysis on the novel coronavirus infections announced earlier revealed that some cases did not have exposure in "Hua Nan Seafood Wholesale Market". Separately, experts from the national, provincial and municipal level have conducted overall assessments on some pneumonia cases of unknown cause which were screened at community health services centres, and identified and under treatment at fever clinics of various hospitals in Wuhan, taking into consideration of the clinical picture, epidemiological information and positive results from an enhanced testing kit for nucleic acid of the novel coronavirus. As of January 17, 17 additional pneumonia cases of the novel coronavirus infection in Wuhan were confirmed. The patients comprised 12 males and five females, aged 30 to 79, who developed symptoms before January 13 this year. Among the patients, three are in serious condition and the others are in stable condition.

              As of January 17, the total number of novel coronavirus infections in Wuhan was 62 cases. Among them, 19 patients have been discharged, eight patients are in serious condition and two 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 681 of them having completed the surveillance, and no related cases have been detected so far.

              A spokesman for the CHP said, "The CHP will continue to maintain its liaison with the NHC, the World Health Organization and the relevant overseas health authorities, and closely monitor the situation for risk assessment."

              The spokesman reminded the public to avoid close contact with persons with fever or respiratory symptoms in countries/areas with possible transmission of novel coronavirus infection. If it is unavoidable to come into contact with them, put on a surgical mask and continue to do so until 14 days after returning to Hong Kong.

              A dedicated webpage (www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html) has been set up by the CHP to provide relevant information and health advice on Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent. Information on the affected countries/areas is available from the following webpage: www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/statistics_of_the_cases_novel_coronavirus_infectio n.pdf....

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              • Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/ch...s-4044220.html


                Chinese tourists quarantined in Da Nang (Vietnam) not infected with deadly virus
                By Le Phuong, Le Nga January 19, 2020 | 01:29 pm GMT+7

                A 22-year-old man and a three-year-old boy who traveled to Vietnam from China’s Wuhang City, where the pneumonia outbreak started in late December, were part of a tour group. Their temperatures were high and both were quarantined right after landing at the Da Nang Airport...

                ... Vietnam has not detected any infection so far. The two Chinese tourists are the first case of foreigners entering Vietnam with a fever since the outbreak started...

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                • Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regi...ested-negative
                  New suspected Wuhan virus case in Singapore, remaining five have tested negative
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                  Sunday, 19 Jan 2020
                  6:23 PM MYT

                  SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man with pneumonia who had travelled to Wuhan has been admitted for further assessment and treatment, bringing the number of suspected cases identified here of a mysterious viral illness to six.

                  His condition was stable and he had been isolated as a precautionary measure, said the Ministry of Health on Saturday (Jan 18), noting that he had not visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market associated with the cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan.

                  The other five patients have been cleared of having the virus...


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                  MoH report: 18TH JAN 2020

                  As of 10am, 18 January 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been notified of a 52 year-old male Singapore resident with pneumonia, who had travel history to Wuhan. He has been admitted for further assessment and treatment, and isolated as a precautionary measure. His condition is stable. The suspect case did not visit the Huanan seafood wholesale market associated with the cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan. Update on two suspect cases reported on 17 January Epidemiological investigations, clinical assessment and laboratory test results from the two suspect cases reported on 17 January 2020 involving a 64 year-old male Chinese national and a 61 year-old female Singapore resident, both with pneumonia and travel history to Wuhan, have found that the cases are not linked to the novel Coronavirus pneumonia cluster in Wuhan. The two cases have also tested negative for coronavirus. MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely. As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently returned from Wuhan, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster. We urge the public to remain vigilant and to adopt good personal hygiene practices at all times. Travellers to Wuhan should monitor their health closely and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell, and also inform their doctor of their travel history. https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/update-on-local-situation-regarding-severe-pneumonia-cluster-in-wuhan-18-jan
                  Last edited by sharon sanders; January 19, 2020, 08:07 AM. Reason: added MoH report

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                  • Source: http://www.bjd.com.cn/a/202001/19/WS...58393a290.html

                    Google translaiton:
                    National Health Commission sends working groups to provinces across the country
                    Time: 19 January 2020 Source: Chang'an Avenue governor micro-channel public Author: Editor: Zhou Jingwei

                    On the evening of January 19, the National Health and Medical Commission announced that it has recently dispatched working groups to provinces across the country to guide the work related to the prevention and control of pneumonia epidemics of new coronavirus infections.

                    The National Health and Medical Commission has established an epidemic response and treatment leading group headed by Director Ma Xiaowei on January 1st to discuss and analyze the development and changes of the epidemic situation, and to study and deploy prevention and control strategies and measures.

                    At the same time, the National Health Commission strengthened international cooperation and exchanges, notified the epidemic information and the progress of prevention and control work in a timely manner with the World Health Organization, China's Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and relevant countries. The disposal has been fully affirmed by the World Health Organization.

                    Experts judged that the current epidemic situation is still preventable and controllable. However, the source of the new type of coronavirus has not been found, the transmission of the epidemic has not been fully grasped, and the mutation of the virus still needs to be closely monitored.

                    This morning, the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Commission released a report on the prevention and control of pneumonia related to the new coronavirus infection: at 04:00 on January 17, 4 patients were discharged from the hospital, 17 new cases, and no deaths.

                    As of 24:00 on January 17, 62 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection have been reported in Wuhan, 19 cases have been cured, 8 cases have been cured, 2 cases have died, and the remaining patients are in stable condition. Institution receives isolation treatment.

                    A total of 763 close contacts have been tracked, 681 medical observations have been lifted, and 82 people are still receiving medical observations. Among the close contacts, no related cases were found. Epidemiological investigations of new cases and follow-up investigations of close contacts are ongoing.

                    Wuhan Deputy Mayor Chen Yanxin said that Wuhan has implemented control over outbound personnel from Han:

                    Strengthen the management of public places and public transportation. Since January 14, 35 infrared thermometers have been quickly installed at airports, railway stations, coach stations, and passenger terminals, and more than 300 handheld infrared thermometers have been equipped. One after another increase the equipment;

                    Set up temperature detection points and investigation points at "three stops and one event" to strengthen the temperature detection of passengers departing from Han;

                    Register passengers with fever, issue brochures and masks, process refunds or change visas free of charge, guide referrals to medical institutions in their jurisdictions, and perform registration reports.

                    As of yesterday, a total of nearly 300,000 people had been tested for temperature in Wuhan, and 16 cases of fever were found, and all positive cases have been ruled out.

                    The following is the full notice of the National Health Commission--

                    Immediately after the outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, our committee immediately sent a national working group and expert team to Wuhan to study and implement the epidemic prevention and control measures with Hubei Province and Wuhan City in accordance with the principle of territorial management.

                    On January 1, 2020, the Commission set up a leading group for epidemic response and disposal, with Director Ma Xiaowei as the team leader, to discuss and analyze the development and changes of the epidemic situation, to study and deploy prevention and control strategies and measures, and to guide and support Hubei Province and Wuhan City in case treatment, Epidemic prevention and control and emergency response.

                    The Committee first organized the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Military Medical Research Institute of the Academy of Military Sciences to conduct parallel laboratory testing of case samples. On January 8, 2020, a new coronavirus was initially identified as the pathogen of the epidemic.

                    Immediately, the Commission further strengthened the departmental cooperation to study concrete measures to jointly strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic. A national televised conference of the national health system was held to make a comprehensive deployment of the national epidemic prevention and control work. Cases diagnosis and treatment, prevention and control programs (covering monitoring, flow adjustment, close contact management, laboratory testing, etc.) were printed, and a "daily report, zero report" system was established throughout the country. A new coronavirus nucleic acid detection kit was issued, requiring all regions to strengthen testing, make every effort to treat patients, and promptly release confirmed cases and epidemic prevention and control information. The National Health and Welfare Office deployed a patriotic health campaign in winter and spring with the theme of strengthening market environmental sanitation.

                    Recently, our committee has successively dispatched working groups to provinces across the country to guide the related work of epidemic prevention and control. At the same time, we strengthened international cooperation and exchanges, and notified the World Health Organization, China ’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and relevant countries of the epidemic information and the progress of prevention and control in a timely manner. The World Health Organization's full affirmation.

                    Experts judged that the current epidemic situation is still preventable and controllable. However, the source of the new type of coronavirus has not been found, the transmission of the epidemic has not been fully grasped, and the mutation of the virus still needs to be closely monitored.

                    In the next step, our committee will strengthen the coordination and coordination of departments and strictly implement non-proliferation measures. Continue to do a good job in national epidemic prevention and control, and timely detect and effectively deal with the epidemic. Organize a good patriotic health campaign and increase environmental sanitation. Continue to strengthen virus tracing and mutation monitoring, and make technical preparations to respond to epidemic changes. Our committee will strengthen the duty on duty during the Spring Festival, pay close attention to the development and change of the epidemic prevention and control situation, and guide the implementation of prevention and control measures.



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                    NHC report:


                    National Health and Health Commission actively carries out prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection

                    Published: 2020-01-19Source : Health Emergency Office

                    Immediately after the outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, our committee immediately sent a national working group and expert team to Wuhan to study and implement the epidemic prevention and control measures with Hubei Province and Wuhan City in accordance with the principle of territorial management. On January 1, 2020, the Commission set up a leading group for epidemic response and disposal, with Director Ma Xiaowei as the team leader, to discuss and analyze the development and changes of the epidemic situation, to study and deploy prevention and control strategies and measures, and to guide and support Hubei Province and Wuhan City in case treatment, Epidemic prevention and control and emergency response.
                      The Committee first organized the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Military Medical Research Institute of the Academy of Military Sciences to conduct parallel laboratory testing of case samples. On January 8, 2020, a new coronavirus was initially identified as the pathogen of the epidemic. Immediately, the Commission further strengthened the departmental cooperation to study concrete measures to jointly strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic. A national televised conference of the national health system was held to make a comprehensive deployment of the national epidemic prevention and control work. Cases diagnosis and treatment, prevention and control programs (covering monitoring, flow adjustment, close contact management, laboratory testing, etc.) were printed, and a "daily report, zero report" system was established throughout the country. A new coronavirus nucleic acid detection kit was issued, requiring all regions to strengthen testing, make every effort to treat patients, and promptly release confirmed cases and epidemic prevention and control information. The National Health and Welfare Office deployed a patriotic health campaign in winter and spring with the theme of strengthening market environmental sanitation. Recently, our committee has successively dispatched working groups to provinces across the country to guide the related work of epidemic prevention and control. At the same time, we strengthened international cooperation and exchanges, and notified the World Health Organization, China ’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions and relevant countries of the epidemic information and the progress of prevention and control in a timely manner. The World Health Organization's full affirmation.
                      Experts judged that the current epidemic situation is still preventable and controllable. However, the source of the new type of coronavirus has not been found, the transmission of the epidemic has not been fully grasped, and the mutation of the virus still needs to be closely monitored.
                      In the next step, our committee will strengthen the coordination and coordination of departments and strictly implement non-proliferation measures. Continue to do a good job in national epidemic prevention and control, and timely detect and effectively deal with the epidemic. Organize a good patriotic health campaign and increase environmental sanitation. Continue to strengthen virus tracing and mutation monitoring, and make technical preparations to respond to epidemic changes. Our committee will strengthen the duty on duty during the Spring Festival, pay close attention to the development and change of the epidemic prevention and control situation, and guide the implementation of prevention and control measures.


                    http://www.nhc.gov.cn/yjb/s7860/2020...1d19ac70.shtml

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                    • Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/in...a-2464127.html

                      Indian School Teacher in Shenzhen Becomes First Foreigner to Contract Coronavirus in China
                      The virus has caused alarm because of its connection to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) which killed nearly 650 people in China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003.
                      PTIUpdated:January 19, 2020, 5:00 PM IST

                      Beijing: A 45-year-old Indian school teacher is undergoing treatment for a new strain of pneumonia outbreak spreading in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen, becoming the first foreigner to have contracted the mysterious SARS-like coronavirus.

                      Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, has been admitted to a local hospital after she fell seriously ill last Friday.

                      Doctors on Monday confirmed that she was suffering from the virus and is being treated for it, her husband Ashuman Khowal told PTI from Shenzhen...

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                      Source: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscr...-china/1712292

                      19 January 2020 Last Updated at 6:12 pm | Source: PTI

                      Indian school teacher undergoes treatment for Streptococcal infection in China
                      By K J M Varma (Eds: updates after correcting infection type)

                      Beijing, Jan 19 (PTI) A 45-year-old Indian school teacher in the Chinese city of Shenzhen is undergoing treatment for a Streptococcal infection which was initially suspected to be a case of mysterious SARS-like coronavirus prevalent in the country.

                      Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, is being treated for Streptococcal infection, her husband Ashuman Khowal told PTI from Shenzhen.

                      He said the doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is currently on a ventilator and other supporting systems.

                      Initially it was suspected that Maheshwari may have been suffering from a new type of coronavirus. Khowal, however, clarified that his wife case had been diagnosed as Streptococcal infection...

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                      • Source: https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/...%20indian.html

                        ndian school teacher undergoes treatment for Streptococcal infection in China
                        PTI January 19, 2020 18:17 IST

                        By K J M Varma
                        (Eds: updates after correcting infection type)
                        Beijing, Jan 19 (PTI) A 45-year-old Indian school teacher in the Chinese city of Shenzhen is undergoing treatment for a Streptococcal infection which was initially suspected to be a case of mysterious SARS-like coronavirus prevalent in the country.
                        Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, is being treated for Streptococcal infection, her husband Ashuman Khowal told PTI from Shenzhen.
                        He said the doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is currently on a ventilator and other supporting systems.
                        Initially it was suspected that Maheshwari may have been suffering from a new type of coronavirus. Khowal, however, clarified that his wife case had been diagnosed as Streptococcal infection.
                        Chinese city of Wuhan is currently under the grip of a new mysterious viral pneumonia. According to the official media reports, tentative diagnosis of the pneumonia is caused by a coronavirus.

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                        • Originally posted by Shiloh View Post
                          Source: https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/...%20indian.html

                          ndian school teacher undergoes treatment for Streptococcal infection in China
                          PTI January 19, 2020 18:17 IST

                          By K J M Varma
                          (Eds: updates after correcting infection type)
                          Beijing, Jan 19 (PTI) A 45-year-old Indian school teacher in the Chinese city of Shenzhen is undergoing treatment for a Streptococcal infection which was initially suspected to be a case of mysterious SARS-like coronavirus prevalent in the country.
                          Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, is being treated for Streptococcal infection, her husband Ashuman Khowal told PTI from Shenzhen.
                          He said the doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is currently on a ventilator and other supporting systems.
                          Initially it was suspected that Maheshwari may have been suffering from a new type of coronavirus. Khowal, however, clarified that his wife case had been diagnosed as Streptococcal infection.
                          Chinese city of Wuhan is currently under the grip of a new mysterious viral pneumonia. According to the official media reports, tentative diagnosis of the pneumonia is caused by a coronavirus.

                          Streptococcal infection is a known infection.


                          Please see:


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

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                          • Source: http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/19/676688.html

                            Wuhan pneumonia prevention and control program issued everywhere: fever patients must ask Wuhan travel history

                            After the first confirmed case in all provinces outside Hubei has been reviewed for disease control, a provincial health department will make a diagnosis.

                            The Beijing News (Reporter Xu Wen) The "Wuhan pneumonia" epidemic continues. The reporter learned from informed sources on January 19 that the National Health and Medical Commission has issued guidelines for the diagnosis and control of new coronavirus to medical institutions across the country. When hospitals receive fever patients, they must ask whether there is a history of tourism in Wuhan within 2 weeks.

                            Patients must meet multiple conditions for diagnosis


                            The reporter was informed that the General Office of the National Health and Medical Commission recently issued a notice to various places, and issued "Pneumonitis Diagnosis and Treatment Program for New Coronavirus Infection (Trial)" "New Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Program" and "New Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia Cases "Monitoring plan" and other new coronavirus diagnosis and treatment, prevention and control programs to guide the local epidemic prevention and control.

                            The above-mentioned prevention and control plan is detailed, covering as many as 61 pages, covering surveillance, epidemiological investigation, close contact tracking and management, and laboratory testing.


                            How do medical institutions find and confirm cases? According to the diagnosis and treatment plan, during the observation phase of the case, the patient should also meet the following conditions: a history of tourism in Wuhan in the two weeks before the onset, or a history of direct or indirect contact with relevant markets in Wuhan, especially farmers' markets. Clinical manifestations include fever; imaging characteristics of pneumonia; normal or reduced white blood cell counts or reduced lymphocyte counts in the early stages of disease; no significant improvement or progressive exacerbation of the disease after 3 days of standard antibacterial treatment.

                            Confirmed cases must be satisfied: based on observations, respiratory tract samples such as sputum and throat swabs are collected for viral genome sequencing and are highly homologous to known new coronaviruses.

                            How to report a case when it is found is also clearly defined in the plan. The diagnosis and treatment plan requires that the medical institution immediately isolate and treat the observed cases that meet the above definition, organize an in-house expert consultation within 2 hours, and report to the relevant departments of the medical institution and the disease control center in the jurisdiction.

                            The first confirmed case outside Hubei province must be reviewed by the Chinese Center for Disease Control

                            From January 18, the news of "suspected cases found in Shenzhen and Shanghai" spread on the Internet. The Shanghai Municipal Health and Health Commission responded by saying that it will strengthen the screening of suspicious cases and actively prevent and control them.


                            The information obtained by the reporter shows that in order to timely detect the epidemic situation of new-type coronavirus infection in the country and prevent the spread of the epidemic, the National Health and Medical Commission has formulated the "Monitoring Plan for Pneumonia Cases of New-type Coronavirus Infection".

                            According to the case monitoring program, the first confirmed case of human infection with new type of coronavirus in each province must be confirmed by the laboratory of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and a provincial expert group organized by the provincial health department, combined with the epidemiological history of the case, clinical manifestations, etc. diagnosis.

                            Fever patients must ask Wuhan tourism history within 2 weeks

                            An expert close to the National Medical Experts Group told reporters that at present, medical institutions in various provinces and municipalities are organizing and studying the diagnosis and treatment prevention programs issued by the National Health Commission.

                            The reporter noticed that the prevention and control plan requires that medical institutions should pay attention to the history of travel or suspicious exposure within 14 days before the onset of cases of fever of unknown cause and cough, and understand whether they have recently been infected with pneumonia due to new coronavirus. History of travel in the outbreak area, or mammals, rodents, birds, etc., especially wild animals, and close contact with similar cases.

                            A doctor at a top three hospital in Beijing told reporters that the hospital has issued a diagnosis and control plan and organized training for all staff. At present, when consulting fever patients, they must ask whether they have a history of living or traveling in Wuhan within 2 weeks, and a history of contact with similar cases.

                            The director of a second-class hospital in Fujian province told reporters that the hospital has implemented the requirements of the diagnosis and treatment prevention and control plan, conducted pre-checks and triages, and sent fever consultations to fever patients to inquire about Wuhan ’s tourism history. , In strict accordance with the process of prevention and control.

                            Beijing News reporter Xu Wen
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                            • Wuhan government statement:

                              Wuhan Municipal Commission of Health and Health on pneumonia of new coronavirus infection

                              Issuing authority: Wuhan City health committee | Published: 2020-01-20 02:42:40 | Hits: 77 | Font Size: Tai Zhong Small


                              On January 18, 2020, 0 cases were cured, 5 cases were discharged, 59 cases were newly added, and 1 died.

                              On January 19, 0-22 hours, 1 case was discharged and 77 cases were newly added.

                              On the basis of continuously regulating the operation of pre-screening and triage of all types of medical institutions at all levels, our city has further increased the screening of suspected cases of pneumonia due to new coronavirus in accordance with the newly revised pneumonia diagnosis and treatment plan for new coronavirus infection. At the same time, further improve the detection scheme, optimize the detection process, and speed up the detection. The national, provincial and municipal expert groups conducted comprehensive investigations based on clinical manifestations, epidemiological history, and pathogenic test results. On January 18, 59 newly confirmed cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection were newly identified, and on January 19, new coronavirus infections were newly identified. There were 77 confirmed cases of pneumonia, and 136 newly confirmed cases in two days.

                              Of the 136 patients, 66 were male and 70 were female; the youngest was 25 years old and the oldest was 89 years old; the onset dates were before January 18, 2020; the first symptoms were mostly fever, cough or chest tightness, and dyspnea. According to the newly revised diagnosis and treatment plan, patients were classified according to their severity, severity, and criticality, including 100 cases of mild cases, 33 cases of severe cases, and 3 cases of critical cases (including 1 death). Epidemiological investigations of new cases are underway, and close contacts are being tracked.

                              As of 22:00 on January 19th, 198 cases of pneumonia of new coronavirus infection have been reported in our city, 25 cases have been cured and 3 cases have been discharged. Currently, 170 cases are still being treated in the hospital, of which 126 cases are mild, 35 cases are severe, and 9 cases are critically ill.

                              They are all under isolation treatment at designated medical institutions in Wuhan. A total of 817 close contacts have been tracked, 727 medical observations have been lifted, and 90 medical observations are still underway. No related cases were found among the close contacts. We will continue to conduct timely sampling and detection of newly discovered suspected cases.

                              Winter and spring are the seasons with high incidence of respiratory infectious diseases, as well as the period with high incidence of viral pneumonia. Experts advise that citizens should pay attention to cold protection, indoor ventilation and personal hygiene, strengthen physical exercise, maintain a light diet, and avoid activities in crowded places. Wear a face mask or cover your mouth and nose with tissues or clothing when you have a cough or sneeze to reduce the spread of germs. Pay close attention to symptoms such as fever and cough. Seek immediate medical attention when such symptoms occur.



                              January 19, 2020


                              http://wjw.wuhan.gov.cn/front/web/sh.../2020012009077

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                              • Source: https://news.sina.com.cn/c/2020-01-2...k5231668.shtml

                                Google translation:

                                Beijing Daxing confirmed 2 cases of pneumonia infected by new coronavirus

                                Ebara Title: Two Cases of Pneumonia Infected with New Coronavirus Confirmed in Beijing Daxing

                                According to @ 健康 大兴: Two fever patients with a history of travel to Wuhan admitted to a medical institution in Daxing District were confirmed to be pneumonia infected by a new type of coronavirus based on clinical symptoms and epidemiological investigations, and tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and expert evaluation Case. Two patients have been treated in isolation at designated hospitals. They have no respiratory symptoms and are in stable condition. Medical observations have been carried out on close contacts, and currently there are no abnormalities such as fever.

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                                Source: http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/20/676733.html

                                Google translation:

                                Beijing News (Reporter Dai Xuan) The reporter just learned from the Beijing Municipal Health Commission of Daxing District that the medical institutions in Daxing District had treated two patients with fever in Wuhan.

                                Based on clinical symptoms and epidemiological investigations, the disease was confirmed to be a new type of coronavirus-infected pneumonia through testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evaluation by an expert group. Two patients have been treated in isolation at designated hospitals. They have no respiratory symptoms and are in stable condition. Daxing District has carried out medical observations of close contacts, and currently there are no abnormalities such as fever.

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