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  • China: 2019nCov - Cases, Outbreak News and Information Week 5 (January 26 - February 1, 2020)

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    China - 2019-nCov cases in several provinces and cities, including confirmed health care workers, at least 56 deaths


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    [Wuhan Pneumonia] Fever Professor Wuhan suspects that he deliberately came to Hong Kong for medical treatment

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    It is reported that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital recently received two medical professors and hospital administrators from Wuhan seeking medical treatment. They both developed fever and were admitted to an isolation ward, waiting for the results of tests. It has been alleged that they deliberately came to Hong Kong for medical treatment, possibly due to insufficient medical facilities in Wuhan.

    Medical staff at the public hospital said that there are insufficient medical facilities in Wuhan, and many overseas places have implemented strict immigration measures for mainlanders, especially tourists from Wuhan. The medical ward of the public hospital is full, and even the negative pressure area is insufficient. There are dozens of suspected cases every day, and the test results take about two days, that is, patients with suspected cases have to stay in the hospital for two days.
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    https://hk.appledaily.com/local/2020...FXK6EMHDXJ5XY/
    Last edited by sharon sanders; January 26th, 2020, 08:04 AM. Reason: added top 2 sentences
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    China CDC begins research and development of new coronavirus vaccine
    Published: 2020-01-26 12:43:14 | Source: China Daily | Author: Wang Xiaodong


    Xu Wenbo, director of the Virus Institute of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 26th that the center has begun the development of a new coronavirus vaccine. The virus has been successfully isolated and seed strains are being screened. In addition, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting drug screening for new types of coronavirus pneumonia.



    http://news.china.com.cn/2020-01/26/...t_75649953.htm

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    • #3




      Published: 2020-01-26 12:44:51 | Source: China Network | Author: Jin Huihui

      China Net, January 26th. The General Administration of Market Supervision issued an announcement on the 25th to strengthen the market price supervision of masks, disinfection and disinfection supplies, antiviral drugs and related medical devices.

      The announcement said that a small number of operators took advantage of the surge in demand for epidemic prevention supplies and coaxed up the prices of related products such as masks, which seriously violated business ethics and seriously violated price laws and regulations.

      The announcement clearly states that where fabricating and disseminating information on price increases, hoarding a large supply of anti-epidemic supplies in the market, substantially increasing sales prices, collaborating with price increases, and other violations of price laws and regulations, market supervision departments at all levels must strictly follow the law. Quickly investigate and deal with, and expose typical cases in a timely manner.

      The majority of operators must effectively fulfill their social responsibilities, operate strictly in accordance with the law, exercise their legitimate pricing power legally and reasonably, strictly implement the price intervention measures and emergency measures formulated by the government in accordance with the law, and achieve clear price marking and honest operation.

      If the general public actively monitors and discovers price increases, collusion, or other price violations, they should promptly call 12315 to report.

      The announcement requires that local market supervision departments should strengthen their efforts in price supervision and maintain market order.

      (Edit: Jin Huihui)


      http://news.china.com.cn/txt/2020-01...t_75649867.htm

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        China announces 丨 new 7 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Shaanxi
        Published: 2020-01-26 13:24:02 | Source: China Network | Author: Jin Huihui

        China Network January 26 news According to the Health and Health Committee of Shaanxi Province, as of 10:00 on January 26, 7 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new-type coronavirus infection have been added in Shaanxi; 94 new close contacts have been added; the province has cumulatively confirmed the diagnosis There were 22 cases and 273 close contacts, all of which were focused on medical observation.

        Patient 1, female, 30 years old, currently lives in Chang'an District, Xi'an. It was the second close contact of confirmed patients on January 23, and the onset occurred during isolation and observation. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in Changan District Hospital for isolation and treatment, the condition is stable.

        Patient 2, female, 64 years old, a medical worker in Wuhan. He developed symptoms in Wuhan on January 10, returned to Xi'an on the 14th, and went to the Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital for treatment on the 20th. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, his condition is stable.

        Patient 3, male, 44 years old, currently lives in Xixiang County, Hanzhong City, and has been working in Jingzhou City, Hubei Province for a long time. Symptoms occurred on January 18, from Jingzhou to Wuhan on the 20th, and returned to Xixiang County from Wuhan on the 21st. On the 24th, the symptoms worsened and he went to the Xixiang County People's Hospital for treatment. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment at Xixiang County People's Hospital, the condition is stable.

        Patient 4, female, 70 years old, from Wuhan. With the 4th, 5th, and 6th patients diagnosed on the 25th, they drove to visit relatives in Wangyi District, Tongchuan City. On the 23rd, they developed symptoms and went to the North Hospital of the People's Hospital of Tongchuan City. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment in the North Hospital of Tongchuan People's Hospital, the condition is stable.

        Patient 5, female, 52 years old, from Tongchuan. A close contact with the fourth patient, who developed symptoms during the medical isolation observation. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment in the North Hospital of Tongchuan People's Hospital, the condition is stable.

        Patient 6, female, 32 years old, from Xi'an. During a business trip in Hangzhou from January 12th to 14th, during a meeting with a fever patient in Wuhan. He returned to Xi'an on the 14th, developed symptoms on the 17th, and went to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University on the 22nd. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment in Shaanxi Provincial Infectious Diseases Hospital (Xi'an No. 8 Hospital), the condition is stable.

        Patient 7, male, 33 years old, currently lives in Lianhu District, Xi'an. It was the close contact of the second confirmed patient on January 23, and the onset occurred during the medical isolation observation. He was diagnosed with pneumonitis infected by a new coronavirus on the 26th. Currently in isolation and treatment in Shaanxi Provincial Infectious Diseases Hospital (Xi'an No. 8 Hospital), the condition is stable.


        http://news.china.com.cn/txt/2020-01...t_75649963.htm

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          China released 丨 Beijing adds 3 new cases of new coronavirus pneumonia
          Published: 2020-01-26 13:27:47 | Source: China Network | Author: Jin Huihui

          China Net, January 26, according to the Beijing Municipal Health and Health Commission. From 23 January to 8 pm on January 25, three new cases of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infections were reported in Beijing. Immediate relatives of patients diagnosed with history have been sent to designated medical institutions for treatment.



          From 23 am to 8 pm on January 25, 54 cases were confirmed in Beijing, including 1 in Dongcheng District, 5 in Xicheng District, 8 in Chaoyang District, 13 in Haidian District, 3 in Fengtai District, and 1 in Shijingshan District. There were 4 cases in Tongzhou District, 1 case in Shunyi District, 2 cases in Daxing District, 5 cases in Changping District, and 11 cases came from overseas.


          http://news.china.com.cn/txt/2020-01...t_75649969.htm

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          • #6



            Gui Xi'en: It is expected that the epidemic situation in Wuhan may reach the 'inflection point' before the 15th of the first month
            Published: 2020-01-26 14:21:46 | Source: People's Daily Client | Author: Lee Han Cheng Yuan State
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            During the Spring Festival holiday raged by a new coronavirus, Professor Gui Xi'an, who was over 80, still insisted on working in the office every day. The reporter interviewed Professor Gui Xien on issues related to the new coronavirus.

            Reporter: As a well-known infectious disease expert, how do you view the epidemic situation of the new coronavirus?

            Gui Xi'en: The situation facing today is very serious, but now governments at all levels attach great importance to it. The prevention and control measures taken are unprecedented in China (more than the measures adopted during the SARS epidemic in 2003). The current inspection and treatment methods are more than before. It is believed that the outbreak can be brought under control.

            Medical staff must protect themselves. The disease is mainly transmitted through close-up droplets.

            Our hospital infectious disease medical staff are on the front line, and they are in contact with patients with new coronavirus every day, including those with high contagion. Although infectious disease medical staff are more likely to be infected than ordinary medical staff, none of them is infected, indicating that as long as the precautionary measures are taken properly, the disease can be completely prevented.

            Medical personnel from many places across the country have given up the Spring Festival break to Wuhan to support prevention and control work. Our local medical staff should continue to contribute to the prevention and control of 'new coronavirus pneumonia'!

            Reporter: What do you suggest the public should pay attention to?

            Gui Xien: The source of the disease has not been determined, but it is most likely to come from animals. Therefore, contact with animals, especially wild animals, should be avoided as much as possible. Direct contact with an infected person can cause infection, so wash your hands frequently. Do not attend parties (including family gatherings) at this time to reduce the chance of infection. Anyone suffering from this disease should be treated in isolation. Wearing masks but not littering them and not spitting everywhere is a personal hygiene practice that everyone should follow.

            Reporter: Now there is a saying that anti-HIV drugs can treat new pneumonia?

            Gui Xien: As a new type of coronavirus infection, there is currently no approved specific treatment method, and the treatment is mainly based on comprehensive treatment. However, it is speculated that drugs that are effective against other RNA viruses may be effective against this disease. For example, Abidol for the treatment of influenza, Cleeve (protease inhibitor) for the treatment of AIDS, etc. But its effectiveness and safety, suitable dosage, course of treatment and possible mechanism of action have yet to be explored. On the basis of scientific design, corresponding conclusions should be reached through work.

            Reporter: How do you predict the development of this new type of pneumonia?

            Gui Xi'en: The SARS mortality rate is about 10%. The mortality rate of new coronavirus is lower than that of SARS, and the infection rate of medical staff is lower. We could control SARS more than 10 years ago, and today we can also control new coronavirus. We must be vigilant and not paralyzed, but we must not be overly fearful. The majority of patients with new pneumonia are mild and curable. We should be confident.

            It took us 6 months to control the SARS virus, and I expect that the new coronavirus will be completely controllable and faster than SARS! At present, the number of newly diagnosed patients is more and more each day, but it should not take too long from the peak to the decline. The 'turn' in incidence can be calculated in weeks. It is expected that the epidemic situation in Wuhan may decline before the 15th of the first month.

            Reporter: Will there be similar infectious diseases in the future?

            Gui Xi'en: For thousands of years, there has been only one disease that was truly eliminated by humans—smallpox. New infectious diseases such as AIDS, Legionnaires' Disease, and SARS continue to occur. New coronaviruses are also among the new infectious diseases. Even if we succeed in controlling this virus, there will definitely be new infectious diseases in the future. The human race against infectious diseases will never stop. As a medical staff, we should not be afraid of the disease and fight back from the disease! There should be ideological preparations to fight disease for life.

            (Gui Xi'en, People's Medical Physician, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Central South Hospital of Wuhan University, well-known AIDS prevention expert, director of Hubei Provincial AIDS Clinical Training Center. One of the ten 'moving China' figures in 2004.)

            http://news.china.com.cn/2020-01/26/...t_75650018.htm

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            • #7



              Expert: New coronaviruses are infectious when they do not have any typical symptoms during the incubation period
              Published: 2020-01-26 14:35:08 | Source: Xinhua | Author: Huang Xiao Wangbing Yang
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              Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, January 26th, reporters learned from Sheng Jifang, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of Zhejiang University First Hospital, deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment, and member of the pneumonia expert group for the diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection in Zhejiang Province. Case studies of pneumonia associated with a new coronavirus infection have been contagious when there were no typical symptoms during the incubation period.

              'We encountered a patient who came to Hangzhou from Wuhan to attend a conference. When he arrived in Hangzhou, he did not have any symptoms. He did not have the typical symptoms of cough and fever. But it didn't take long before several colleagues he had contacted were infected Symptoms appeared one after another. But at this time, he still did not have the disease himself. After returning to Wuhan at the end of the meeting, he did not get the disease after another two days. 'Sheng Jifang introduced.

              Sheng Jifang said that after different people are infected with the new coronavirus, the course of disease development and clinical symptoms may be very different. It is possible that this person developed symptoms immediately after infection, while another person had no obvious symptoms during the incubation period after infection. Therefore, it is difficult for ordinary citizens to identify.

              According to the 'Pneumonitis Prevention and Control Plan for New Coronavirus Infection (Second Edition)' released by the National Health and Health Committee on the evening of the 22nd, the longest incubation period of the disease is about 14 days based on the current knowledge of pneumonitis infected by the new Coronavirus.

              'This case tells everyone that even during the incubation period, when there are no typical symptoms, it is already contagious.' Sheng Jifang said. 'If you come back from Wuhan or have contact with the epidemic source, you should do your own quarantine. Do not contact others during the quarantine, and do not spread the virus to family, colleagues and friends. This is very important.'

              Sheng Jifang hopes that those who have come out of Wuhan but have not yet reached 14 days should be isolated by themselves, or those who have symptoms should go to the hospital for screening in time for effective treatment.


              http://news.china.com.cn/2020-01/26/...t_75650029.htm

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              • #8



                [Wuhan Pneumonia] National Health and Medical Commission: Infectious virus incubation period, shortest onset in 1 day




                The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia continues to spread. 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the Mainland have initiated first-level responses to major public health emergencies.

                At 3 pm today (26th), the Information Office of the State Council held a press conference to introduce the prevention and control of new coronavirus pneumonia.

                According to Ma Xiaowei, from the perspective of gene sequencing, the new coronavirus is different from SARS and MESR. The new coronavirus is contagious during the incubation period, which is very different from SARS. The outbreak is expected to continue for some time.

                He pointed out that from the point of view of transmission characteristics, the patient's early body temperature was not high or normal, there were many mild cases, the infectivity of the virus had increased, and the source of infection walking greatly increased the difficulty of prevention and control. The understanding of new coronaviruses is still very limited, and the source of infection has not yet been found. The mechanism of transmission and the risk of mutation are unclear. In other words, for a new infectious disease, there will be some new situations in the period when the virus changes, and the degree of harm of the virus to people of different ages also changes.

                He said that according to the experience during the SARS period, it took three to four months from the discovery to the outbreak. From the observations of some early mild patients, the incubation period was about 10 days, the shortest incubation period was one day, and the longest was The incubation period is 14 days. The incubation period is contagious, which is very different from SARS.

                He said that from the speed of the development of the epidemic, the epidemic will continue for some time, and it is a possible phenomenon that some cases will increase in the future. With the implementation of personnel control measures in Wuhan, corresponding measures on health emergencies at the first level have been proposed throughout the country. The prevention and control efforts will be further strengthened. The prevention and control measures will gradually take effect over a period of time, and the epidemic intensity will Will fall.


                https://www.hk01.com/%E5%8D%B3%E6%99...99%BC%E7%97%85

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                • #9
                  Shanghai Death
                  1/26
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                  China on Sunday morning announced 15 more deaths from the new coronavirus, including one in Shanghai, the first reported so far in the metropolis.
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                  Shanghai’s municipal health commission said on Sunday that the patient who died was an 88-year-old man.

                  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/w...#link-523822da

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                  • #10
                    Some key information in this report. it is hard to see how this can be contained given a) there is no vaccine b) there are no antivirals that work (or at least none found yet) and c) the incubation period is contagious, and can be anything between one and 14 days. Quarantines would have to last 3 weeks at minimum after a known contact, and restart any time a household individual became sick. On a major scale once infections number in their 1000s,I cannot see how this could be implemented.

                    Originally posted by tetano View Post

                    [Wuhan Pneumonia] National Health and Medical Commission: Infectious virus incubation period, shortest onset in 1 day

                    According to Ma Xiaowei, from the perspective of gene sequencing, the new coronavirus is different from SARS and MESR. The new coronavirus is contagious during the incubation period, which is very different from SARS. The outbreak is expected to continue for some time.

                    He pointed out that from the point of view of transmission characteristics, the patient's early body temperature was not high or normal, there were many mild cases, the infectivity of the virus had increased, and the source of infection walking greatly increased the difficulty of prevention and control. The understanding of new coronaviruses is still very limited, and the source of infection has not yet been found. The mechanism of transmission and the risk of mutation are unclear. In other words, for a new infectious disease, there will be some new situations in the period when the virus changes, and the degree of harm of the virus to people of different ages also changes.

                    He said that according to the experience during the SARS period, it took three to four months from the discovery to the outbreak. From the observations of some early mild patients, the incubation period was about 10 days, the shortest incubation period was one day, and the longest was The incubation period is 14 days. The incubation period is contagious, which is very different from SARS.

                    He said that from the speed of the development of the epidemic, the epidemic will continue for some time, and it is a possible phenomenon that some cases will increase in the future. With the implementation of personnel control measures in Wuhan, corresponding measures on health emergencies at the first level have been proposed throughout the country. The prevention and control efforts will be further strengthened. The prevention and control measures will gradually take effect over a period of time, and the epidemic intensity will Will fall.


                    https://www.hk01.com/%E5%8D%B3%E6%99...99%BC%E7%97%85

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soci...-chinas-health

                      Coronavirus contagious even in incubation stage, China’s health authority says

                      National Health Commission says understanding of infection remains limited, but its ability to spread is getting stronger
                      More than 1,300 extra doctors and nurses have been deployed to Hubei to help battle outbreak, with 1,000 more to follow soon

                      William Zheng
                      Published: 5:11pm, 26 Jan, 2020
                      Updated: 7:09pm, 26 Jan, 2020

                      China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday that the new coronavirus is contagious even in its incubation period, which lasts up to 14 days, and that the virus’ ability to spread is getting stronger.

                      Ma Xiaowei, the minister in charge of the NHC, told a press briefing that the authorities’ understanding of the virus was “limited” and they were also unclear on the risks posed by possible mutations.

                      “The outbreak is expected to continue for some time,” he said.

                      Since the outbreak was first reported in December, more than 2,070 people have been infected with the new coronavirus and 56 killed...

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                      • #12
                        Source: http://news.workercn.cn/32843/202001...92206091.shtml

                        Translated:

                        6 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection in Fujian
                        2020-01-26 19:22:17 China News Network

                        Langzhong New Network, January 26th. According to the website of the Fujian Provincial Health and Health Commission, 6 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by imported new coronavirus infection were reported in Fujian Province from 10:00 on January 26 to 15:00 on January 26. among them:

                        3 cases in Fuzhou City (1 case in Cangshan District, 1 case in Fuqing City, and 1 case in Minqing County);

                        1 case in Putian City (1 case on the northern shore of Meizhou Bay);

                        1 case in Qiquan City (1 case in Jinjiang City);

                        1 case in Nanping City (1 case in Yanping District).

                        Reported 8 new suspected cases of pneumonia due to imported new coronavirus infection. among them:

                        6 cases in Fuzhou City (2 cases in Changle District, 1 case in Cangshan District, 1 case in Jin'an District, 2 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                        1 case in Qiquan City (1 case in Jinjiang City);

                        One case in Putian City (one case in Ezhou City, Hubei Province).

                        As of 15:00 on January 26, Fujian has reported 35 confirmed cases of pneumonia due to imported new coronavirus infection (1 case of critical illness and 2 cases of severe illness). among them:

                        13 cases in Fuzhou City (3 cases in Minqing County, 2 cases in Cangshan District, 2 cases in Yongtai County, 1 case in Changle District, 1 case in Lianjiang County, 1 case in Minhou County, 1 case in Luoyuan County, 1 case in Fuqing City, Ningde 1 case in Gutian County, Beijing);

                        44 cases in Xiamen City (1 case in Shishi City, Quanzhou City, 2 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and 1 case in Changsha City, Hunan Province);

                        4 cases in Zhangzhou City (1 case in Wucheng District, 1 case in Longwen District, 1 case in Lu'an County, 1 case in Yunxiao County);

                        5 cases in Qiquan City (2 in Jinjiang City, 1 in Luojiang District, 1 in Anxi County, and 1 in Shishi City);

                        例 4 cases in Sanming City (2 cases in Sanyuan District, 2 cases in Yongan City);

                        1 case in Putian City (1 case on the northern shore of Meizhou Bay);

                        1 in Nanping City (1 in Yanping District);

                        There were 3 cases in Juningde City (2 cases in Xiapu County and 1 case in Fuan City).

                        A total of 39 suspected pneumonia cases with imported new coronavirus infection have been reported. among them:

                        19 cases in Fuzhou City (5 cases in Fuqing City, 4 cases in Cangshan District, 3 cases in Changle District, 2 cases in Jin'an District, 1 case in Lianjiang County, 1 case in Yongtai County, and 3 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                        33 cases in Xiamen City (3 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                        3 cases in Qiquan City (2 cases in Nan'an City, 1 case in Jinjiang City);

                        3 cases in Sanming City (1 case in Sha County, 1 case in Ninghua County, 1 case in Yongan City);

                        8 cases in Putian City (3 cases in Xiuyu District, 3 cases in Chengxiang District, 1 case in Hanjiang District, and 1 case in Ezhou City, Hubei Province);

                        1 case in Nanping City (1 case in Guangxian County);

                        2 cases in Panlongyan City (2 cases in Yongding District).

                        The new patients are all returning to Wuhan and coming to Fujian for tourism.


                        Editor: Li Xueping



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                        • #13
                          Media reports that the Chinese government has banned the sale of wildlife in wet markets and e-commerce platforms.

                          https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN1ZP07Y

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                          • #14
                            Source: http://finance.eastmoney.com/a/202001261368008519.html

                            Translated:

                            Original title: Has the virus mutated? Will there be more "cities closure" measures? Is the holiday extended? National Health Commission responded one by one

                            新闻 The State Council Information Office held a press conference this afternoon to introduce the relevant situation of joint prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection and answer questions from reporters.

                            1. At what stage is the epidemic now?

                            晓 Ma Xiaowei, director of the National Health Commission, said that from the clinical cases, there are some severe cases and some mild cases. The virus has begun to spread from person to person. According to recent clinical data, the transmission of the virus seems to have increased, and the virus's toxicity and cases require more clinical data for analysis.

                            Ma Xiaowei said that the spread of the epidemic is relatively fast from now on, and experts predict that the epidemic is now entering a more serious and complicated period. As far as Wuhan is concerned, measures taken for prevention and control should be said to play an important role in controlling the epidemic. From the perspective of work across the country, the spread of the epidemic is still in its early stages of dissemination. The country has adopted more powerful measures, so it should be able End the epidemic prevention and control work at a lower cost and faster speed, and win the final victory of this prevention and control work.

                            2. How is the new virus different from SARS?

                            Ma Xiaowei said that the current situation of the epidemic is grim and complicated, and it is in a critical period of prevention and control. Judging from the scope of transmission, the outbreak is currently outbreaking in Wuhan, with multiple points spreading nationwide. From the characteristics of transmission, the patient's early body temperature is not high or normal, and there are many mild cases. The infectivity of the virus has increased, and walking infection sources have greatly increased the difficulty of prevention and control.

                            From the observations, the virus incubation period is about 10 days, the shortest incubation period is one day, and the longest incubation period is 14 days. The incubation period is contagious, which is very different from SARS.

                            The development of the epidemic is accelerating, and from now on, it will continue for some time. The increase in some cases is also likely to occur in the coming period.

                            3. Has the virus mutated?

                            Gao Fu, director of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that since the discovery of the new coronavirus, no obvious changes have been seen. He said that it takes time to screen and that it is still being monitored and observed further.

                            4. How much medical assistance is invested in Hubei?

                            Ma Xiaowei introduced that 7 medical treatment teams of more than 900 people have been sent to Hubei to help Wuhan, and 12 more teams of 1,600 people will be dispatched today and tomorrow. In the next three days, Wuhan is likely to open nearly 5,000 beds. The shortage of medical resources and the difficulty in staying in the hospital will ease the situation.

                            5. What are the current shortages of supplies?

                            Wang Jiangping, deputy minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that since the 23rd, he has received a list of four batches of supplies from Wuhan, roughly four categories and more than 20 varieties. Most of the material supplies should be able to meet the needs, but the shortage of materials such as protective clothing and masks is very prominent. The most prominent contradiction between supply and demand is the problem of protective clothing.

                            6. How to prevent and control rural epidemics?

                            斌 Li Bin, deputy director of the National Health Committee, said that rural health work is a current focus of the epidemic prevention work. Mainly strengthen the work in several areas:

                            The first is to improve the health consciousness, disease prevention consciousness and disease prevention ability of the majority of farmers.

                            The second is to carry out tracking and medical observations on returnees and mobile workers, especially those returning to Wuhan, and implement health reminders and health screenings for people entering Wuhan to understand whether they have fever, cough, or chest tightness. Establish a health registration card when symptoms of discomfort occur, township hospitals, village doctors perform effective management, conduct daily screening and daily reports, and strengthen personnel's health supervision and management.

                            Twenty-three should do a good job of diagnosis and treatment and screening of patients and suspected cases, county-level medical institutions should strengthen triage, set up fever clinics, and provide patients with protective supplies.

                            7. Will traffic restrictions be extended nationwide?

                            小 Liu Xiaoming, deputy minister of the Ministry of Transport, pointed out that transportation is a possible way for virus transmission. Corresponding places and cities must restrict transportation and transportation, which can effectively block the passage of the virus.

                            8. Do you want to extend the holidays?

                            Wu Gaofu said that we encourage the holiday to be extended appropriately, but we must look at the development of the situation. It is recommended that you stay at home and do not come back in a hurry.

                            9. How to deal with the peak return of the Spring Festival?

                            小 Liu Xiaoming said that the total amount of transportation during the Spring Festival has decreased compared with the same period last year. From the perspective of transportation, it will be promoted in accordance with the principle of "one break, three ceaselessness". "One break" means resolutely blocking the channel of virus transmission; "Three continuity" means that the highway transportation network cannot be interrupted, emergency transportation green channels cannot be interrupted, and necessary mass transportation channels for production and living materials cannot be interrupted.

                            From tomorrow, the National Health Commission will hold a press conference every day at 9 am to report the situation of epidemic prevention and control in various places.

                            (Responsible editor: DF529)

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                            • #15
                              Source: http://finance.eastmoney.com/a/202001261368011653.html

                              Translated:
                              General news: New cases of coronavirus infection confirmed in some countries
                              January 26, 2020 19:37
                              Source: Xinhuanet

                              卫生 In the past two days, health agencies in South Korea, Singapore, Australia and other countries released news that new cases of coronavirus infection were found in the country.

                              The Korean Disease Management Division confirmed the third case of pneumonia patients infected with the new coronavirus on the 26th. The patient was a 54-year-old Korean male who had lived in Wuhan and returned to South Korea on the 20th. He developed fever and other symptoms on the 22nd. After the intermittent sputum began on the 25th, the man took the initiative to report to the Disease Management Division and was then sent to a designated medical institution for isolation. On the 26th, the man was diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

                              In the early morning of the 26th, the Singapore Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that a 36-year-old man was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. The man was from Wuhan, China. He arrived in Singapore with his family on the 22nd, started coughing on the 23rd, and went to the hospital for medical treatment on the 24th. The man is currently in isolation at the hospital and is in stable condition. This is the fourth imported case in Singapore. Singapore's Ministry of Health has started tracking people the man may be in close contact with.

                              多伦多 The Toronto Health Board of Canada announced on the 25th that the city has confirmed the first case of a new coronavirus infection. This is also Canada's first confirmed case. After returning from Wuhan, China, the 50-year-old man developed fever and other symptoms on the 23rd and went to the hospital for treatment. On the 25th, he was diagnosed with a new coronavirus. The patient has been isolated and under treatment and is in stable condition.

                              卫生 The State Department of Health in New South Wales, Australia, told reporters from Xinhua News Agency on the evening of the 25th that the state confirmed three patients infected with the new coronavirus. According to reports, the three patients are all adult males, two of whom have been to Wuhan, and the other has had direct contact with a confirmed patient. The three are currently being isolated and treated at the hospital.

                              The Malaysian Ministry of Health issued an announcement on the evening of the 25th that a 40-year-old man from Wuhan, China was found to be infected with the new coronavirus. The patient and his family participated in a 17-person tour group and arrived in Johor, Malaysia from Singapore by bus on the 22nd. The patient developed fever on the 23rd and went to the hospital on the 24th. On the evening of the 25th, Malaysian officials confirmed a positive test for its new coronavirus. The patient still has fever and cough, but her condition is stable. The other 16 tourists who have traveled with the same group have been quarantined by the Malaysian health department and have undergone a physical examination. The results have not yet come out.

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