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  • South Korea - MoH: 55 people ill with unknown respiratory disease after exposure at Konkuk animal research facility - October 29, 2015 - rare bacteria saccharopolyspora rectivirgula confirmed


    Respiratory disease progression occurred in the investigation Konkuk
    Date 2015-10-29 Hits 125
    Gwakjin Management Division personnel department of infectious diseases

    Respiratory disease progression occurred in Konkuk University-related research



    □ Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is investigating a total of 31 kills with 10.29 days 0:00 Konkuk University is currently unknown cause respiratory disease-related cases, which said the day before 17:00 compared to 10 cases are added to the received status.

    31 patients as cases of fever cases are reported and showed respiratory symptoms, etc., if you are currently treating 23 patients of these state-designated hospital treatment beds, 8 of them relatively minor symptoms that you are isolated from your home state.

    □ research in the field mechanics Questioned, 31 had unknown cause respiratory disease cases are all animal life science museum as people who worked in the building recently intensively between 1 week onset seen with a point, its buildings and in outbreaks caused by common factors associated with estimates that is the situation.

    ○ proceed with the bacteria and virus scans, etc. ‧ Centers for Disease Control and the patient samples and environmental samples for the identification of the building pathogenesis, so far as the state is unusual findings have not been confirmed,

    * Key test results
    : Genetic testing conducted with respect to the cause and the serum antibody test for some patients was confirmed by negative

    ‧ PCR-negative infectious diseases tests
    - Respiratory bacteria: Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, whooping cough, diphtheria
    - Respiratory viruses: Merck's, adenovirus, RS virus, parainfluenza virus, virus meth pneumophila, Boca virus, influenza virus, corona virus

    ‧ PCR negative antibody test in progress or infectious diseases
    - Brucellosis, Q fever, Legionella (3 weeks after retesting with convalescent serum)


    ※ It is a voice that is not likely to cause infection and excluding the final, are also available depending on the symptoms re-inspection
    ○ an investigation from various angles, including the possibility of the relevant group, as well as environmental factors and caused by infectious agents and chemical process.

    □ On the other hand, Konkuk University side of animal life and continuing science from the closure of the 28 days the university building last October 8 cases from days to 28 days there is heating of a people out of the building Centers for Disease Control Call (109) and it is guided to report it.

    ○ In addition, 10.25 days in fact conducted by the SK Group, a public recruitment exam in the building is confirmed, SK Group is a rapidly embark situation individually known to use the abnormality occurs Centers for Disease Control Call (109) to about 500 subjects.

    □ In addition, the Centers for Disease Control was requested to cooperate with the Hospital Association and the Medical Association for ever for sure that the patient's fever and respiratory symptoms during life, Konkuk University Animal Science College Visit force at all levels of medical institutions.


    hat tip Michael Coston for the link


    http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=327080


    machine translation
    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Be the light that is within.

  • #2
    South Korea on alert as 31 hit by mystery illness

    Published : 2015-10-29 18:51
    Updated : 2015-10-29 19:19

    ...
    The government said it is closely monitoring over 850 students and lecturers who have been using the College of Animal Bioscience and Technology building in northeastern Seoul, to check if more have been infected.

    All the 31 patients are from three laboratories in the university building. Of the patients, 23 were placed in isolation at state-run facilities, while eight others were quarantined at home, with the government still trying to find the cause of the infection.
    ...
    Since a 26-year-old female student from the college showed symptoms on Oct. 19, 20 more students working toward their doctoral and master’s degrees at laboratories in the building have contracted the unknown virus.

    With the growing number of patients, Konkuk University shut down the whole building Wednesday, while the CDC conducted an epidemiologic inspection into the building and disinfected it earlier in the day.

    “We assume that the source of infection is inside the building, but don’t know what exactly it is,” an official from the CDC said.
    ...
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151029001331
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    • #3



      Machine translation from Focus News article:
      Registration: 2015-10-29 16:57
      (Seoul = Focus news) 28 pm Gwangjin-gu, Seoul National University, is active in Life Sciences animal disease outbreaks of unknown cause buildings to buildings in one copper was closed. This fact sheet informing closed the building entrance gotta attached. Wednesday morning immune genetics laboratory and animal nutrition among researchers who study in the laboratory four showed similar symptoms and pneumonia admitted to Konkuk University Hospital and has the remaining 12 patients remain at home, disease management Investigators from the Division are being conducted epidemiological studies. 10/28/2015 yangjiung reporters

      ...
      In particular, the fact that 25, SK Group conducted a public recruitment exam in the building gotta check the number of patients is also likely to increase.
      ...
      Health officials said, "and proceed with the investigation into various aspects, including the related possibility of such outbreaks caused by infectious pathogens as well as environmental factors and chemicals," he said.
      Min, Seung - Ki reporters
      Background on 2011 respiratory disease outbreak in SK traced to chemical sanitizers:
      https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...nfirmed/page10
      Last edited by Emily; October 29th, 2015, 01:16 PM. Reason: Added link.
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      • #4
        There are now 45 suspected cases. 34 are hospitalized with suspected pneumonia and 11 are in home isolation. One person has tested positive for rhinovirus (common cold).

        Konkuk respiratory disease occurred on two primary investigation
        2015-10-30 [Last Updated: 2015-10-30] 69
        Gwakjin Infectious Management Division
        Konkuk respiratory disease occurred on two primary investigation

        Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is a respiratory disease associated with Konkuk University and proceeded to the day 10.29 bacteria and viruses pathogens in 16 kinds of human specimens for examination results, but had not found specific findings. One patient, one of the virus's genetic testing Rhino on the common cold virus was confirmed as positive, the patients do not commonly appear in full and respiratory diseases, and we believe this is irrelevant, This addition to the serum antibody test (brucellosis, Q fever, Legionella), even in patients without a confirmed positive status, which shall be confirmed through secondary inspection plan (convalescent serology) after three weeks. Along with the cooperation of bacteria and viruses, as well as environmental and chemical factors animals for research on infectious diseases and toxicology, including experts from various fields to participate in the dynamics Questioned, announced that through a comprehensive review of progress attribution task of respiratory diseases. Patient Status with the 10.30 days 0:00 are currently investigating a total of 45 cases, of which are distributed in seven hospitals as a chest X Award pneumonia findings identified 34 patients suspected - and getting a quarantine treatment, fever, muscle aches, etc. Light look no symptoms, severe cases of pneumonia are identified 34 suspected cases so far 11 of them are currently staying at the home in addition to this will determine whether or not its doubts whether the patient hospitalized and then underwent chest radiography. - Suspected: chest X-phase with 10.8 days after the founding of the University of Life Sciences building have visited animal characters and fever of 37.5 ℃ If you suspect pneumonia findings Management system for the building entrant is While the animal received from Konkuk University College of Life Sciences was running a liaison personnel and property if there ever voluntarily report based on such symptoms as fever is the entrant list Starting this afternoon is going to perform a system for monitoring whether an individual symptom one days two times through the Centers for Disease Control call center (109). However, for 10.25 days SK Group, the public employment examination examinees about 500 people, is a one-time exposure to individuals who guide and Precautions and Adverse symptoms occurred plans to continue operating the system to induce voluntary returns (109 call center). Konkuk University Animal Life Sciences Building is a state disinfect the inside and completely control the access to preventative measures as the seven-storey building, The suspected patient survey results at the 5th floor of the lab workers in the field have been confirmed as caused by the dynamics Questioned intensive (16 of 34), ‧ appropriate for that building work entrant laboratory workers, laboratory workers, and is adjacent to other workers, such as floor plans to examine in detail the classification. Centers for Disease Control are investigating and taking the necessary steps as possible for the attribution and management of respiratory disease caused this, Actively cooperate with relevant ministries and academic medical specialist ‧ To this end, progress is often plan to inform the public and the media.
        http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=327095
        Last edited by sharon sanders; October 30th, 2015, 03:35 AM.
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        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
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        • #5
          Suspected cases lowered to 41. 4 originally suspected are test positive for rhino virus.


          Konkuk respiratory disease occurred in three primary investigation
          2015-10-31 [Last Updated: 2015-10-31] 25
          Gwakjin, gwondonghyeok Infectious Management Division, Epidemiology Research Division
          Konkuk University research related respiratory disease occurred in three primary
          Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is 10.31 il0 Current total during 44 investigating who the case, is among 41patients suspected on the chest radiation pneumonitis findings have been confirmed patient - a 7 gae is distributed to institutions that receive quarantine treatment He said . - Suspected: 10.8 days after Konkuk University Animal Life Sciences building character who visited 37.5 & lt; 0 & gt; C on the chest radiograph with fever cases with suspected pneumonia findings * Three of the patients seen at home (in the current state of mild symptoms, the symptoms change during chest radiography expected) ○ suspected patients being hospitalized are fever, muscle aches, etc. These mainly mild symptoms may appear, respiratory symptoms are not severe cases, such as showing a relatively rare pneumonia findings.
          Total
          Fever
          Chills
          Muscle pain
          headache
          cough
          Body aches
          Spade
          chest
          ache
          Sore throat
          diarrhea
          41
          39
          18
          15
          14
          11
          7
          5
          4
          4
          2
          100 (95.1) (43.9) (36.6) (34.1) (26.8) (17.1) (12.2) (9.8) (9.8) (4.9)
          Epidemiology apparently 41 All patients who are suspected Konkuk University Animal life in permanent workers within the University building, onemyeong * except for 40 people all 4-7 layers and the lab worker, * one of them General Laboratory Professor
          division
          Thirdfloor
          4 layers
          5 floor
          6 floor
          7 layers
          318
          406-1 407 409
          502
          503
          504
          505
          602
          708
          708-2
          708-3
          710-1
          patient
          (Persons)
          One
          3
          4
          2
          One
          8
          8
          3
          One
          3
          4
          2
          One
          Workers
          (Persons)
          One
          6
          14
          16
          7
          13
          12
          14
          15
          5
          8
          5
          3
          Incidence
          (%)
          -
          50
          29
          13
          14
          62
          67
          21
          7
          60
          50
          40
          33
          41 living with people suspected patient 70 from people looking for fever or respiratory symptoms are cases not so far, - Points not determine if additional cases of close contacts of thedisease disseminative or low disease is not transmitted from person thisdisease one may be suggesting the possibility, not yet completely rule out the possibility of propagation does. clinical symptoms and the progression is relatively lightly, chest X Awards are nonspecific findings and pneumonia appears as a common, ○ some lung CT findings for the phase appeared abnormal lung tissue were collected undergoing inspection. apparently laboratory tests 10.30 conducted by germs and viruses pathogenic to be 16 human samples test results for the species, specific findings were not found. * Total 4 confirmed Rhino virus in people, but that is popular in the domestic cold is a viral respiratory illness and Konkuk University this one kinds relevance Low In addition , targeting the building entrant 30 caused the symptoms started from one monitor jittering the result was not confirmed until now it has specific cases . Centers for Disease Control are investigating and taking the necessary steps as possible for the attribution and management of respiratory disease caused this, ○ relevant ministries and academics to them ‧ collaboration with medical experts and actively, the progress from time to time planning to inform the public and the media.


          http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=327112
          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

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          • #6
            ProMED's analysis:


            http://promedmail.org/post/3756621

            [The fact that a large group of veterinary graduate students became ill with pneumonia over a short period of time suggests a point source outbreak, i.e., they were all exposed to the same source over a brief time. The development of additional cases over time and geographic areas will be very useful in determining whether the cases are related to a point source.

            We are not told exactly the severity of the illness, but almost 75 percent of cases were ill enough to require hospitalization. The fact that the illness seems at the present time to be limited to graduate veterinary students suggests a zoonosis. Brucellosis, Q fever, MERS, and influenza, as well as legionellosis, chlamydiosis, and _Mycoplasma_ infection were said to have been ruled out, but the report does not mention SARS. I don't know how legionellosis was ruled out, but Pontiac fever, a non-pneumonic form of legionellosis, occurs as a point source outbreak with high attack rates following exposure to aerosolized _Legionella_. Pontiac fever is diagnosed serologically; culture and legionella urinary antigen are usually negative. However, the severity of the Pontiac fever is so mild that it usually does require hospitalization. Other etiologies to be considered should include psittacosis (again I am unsure how a chlamydial infection was ruled out), tularemia, pneumonic plague, and anthrax. Histoplasmosis, although very rare in South Korea, can also cause a point source outbreak of an acute respiratory illness. More information is obviously needed from knowledgeable sources to develop a list of potential etiologies.

            Konkuk University is a private university located in Seoul and Chungju. Gyeonggi Province surrounds Seoul. Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong Province, which is southeast of Seoul. A map of South Korean Provinces can be found at: http://www.mapsofworld.com/south-kor...itical-map.htm. - Mod.ML

            (Personally, I'm thinking either psittacosis or histoplasmosis. I think this illness is too mild for tularemia, anthrax, or plague. - alert)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alert View Post
              ProMED's analysis:
              [snipped]

              (Personally, I'm thinking either psittacosis or histoplasmosis. I think this illness is too mild for tularemia, anthrax, or plague. - alert)
              I think you are in the right pathogen class with histoplasmosis, Alert.

              https://translate.google.com/transla...03118435715319
              http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm...03118435715319
              Konkuk collective pneumonia increased to 45 people, I know where the patient works ... Last modification 01/11/2015 00:04 01/11/2015 00:04
              ....
              Following official "in the 7-storey Animal Life Sciences building patients mainly had occurred around 4, 5, 7-storey laboratory, the mold used directly on the fungus or the experiment was buried in experimental animal feed're likely to have caused the pneumonia has expanded the investigation, "he said...
              That's a pretty garbled translation but the earlier article in post #3 says:
              Immune genetics laboratory and animal nutrition among researchers
              So genetics and animal nutrition researchers are the ones affected. Looks like the feed they are investigating might be the culprit.

              [PDF] Isolation and identification of Aspergillus flavus from poultry feed samples using combined traditional-molecular approach and expression of CYP64A1 at …

              KHMNH Nazir, J Hassan, P Durairaj, H Yun - Pak. J. Agri. Sci, 2014 - researchgate.net
              ... 712-749, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University,
              Seoul 143 ... gene was amplified (data not shown), which confirms that the fungal isolate was ... After
              confirmatory identification of the fungus, the strain has been named as Aspergillus ...
              [HTML] Effects of Feeding Barley Naturally Contaminated with Fusarium Mycotoxins on Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, and Blood Chemistry of Gilts and Growth Recoveries by Feeding a Non-contaminated …

              C Kong, SY Shin, CS Park, BG Kim - Asian-Australasian journal of …, 2015 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
              ... in the current study were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Konkuk
              University. ...
              When they talk in that new article about something being buried in the experimental feed, I think whether it was intentionally or naturally contaminated, there may have been a pocket of more lethally contaminated grain in the batch than planned. This pet food safety site has an article about that problem in naturally contaminated grains that explains how dangerous that situation can be since a super toxic pocket can escape sampling:

              http://truthaboutpetfood.com/dangero...n-2015-grains/

              That's why a lot of people don't like the FDA allowing mixing contaminated grains into non-contaminated animal feed hoping you'll end up with safe feed due to the dilution factor.
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              • #8
                Suspected cluster grows to 49.

                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Respiratory disease occurred on Day 4 Konkuk investigation
                2015-11-01 117
                Gwakjin Infectious Management Division
                Konkuk University research related respiratory disease occurred in four primary
                Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University associated with respiratory disease caused by 11.1 il0 until a total of 68 cases (cumulative) received your report in the, of which 49patients chest X Award pneumonia findings are confirmed suspected cases * and classified into 7 gae medical groups to distribute the tubes said that under the quarantine treatment. - Suspected: 10.8 days after the founding of the University of Life Sciences building have visited animal characters 37.5 & lt; 0 & gt; C on the chest radiograph with at least if you have fever suspected pneumonia findings * Chest radiography results cases classified as suspected cases do not meet the definition: 19 myeong Mild symptoms and chest radiography unclassified pending cases without 0myeong ○ suspected patients being hospitalized are initially fever, mild, such as muscle symptoms usually showed, respiratory symptoms are relatively rare pneumonia findings seem not a serious case such as, later admitted six showed improvement in the patients symptoms rest without deterioration It is maintained .
                The total number of patients suspected
                Fever
                Chills
                Muscle pain
                headache
                cough
                Body aches
                Spade
                Chest pain
                Sore throat
                diarrhea
                Colic
                49
                47
                21
                19
                17
                15
                10
                6
                4
                4
                2
                One
                - (95.9) (42.9) (38.8) (34.7) (30.6) (20.4) (12.2) (8.2). (8.2). (4.1) (2.0)
                (epidemiology) suspected patients 49 patients all animal lifescience university buildings within regular working character, onemyeong * except for 48 people all 4-7 layers and the lab workers, * 1 The names Professor ordinary lab
                division
                Thirdfloor
                4 layers
                5 floor
                6 floor
                7 layers
                318
                406-1 407 408 409
                501
                502
                503
                504
                505
                602
                708
                708-1
                708-3
                710-1
                patient
                (Persons)
                One
                3
                5
                One
                2
                One
                3
                9
                8
                3
                One
                4
                4
                3
                One
                Workers
                (Persons)
                One
                6
                14
                11
                16
                5
                7
                13
                12
                14
                15
                5
                6
                13
                3
                Incidence
                (%)
                -
                50
                36
                9
                13
                20
                43
                69
                67
                21
                7
                80
                67
                23
                33
                * Status change depending on the research progress ○ suspicious symptoms first occur in patients thing 10.19 days, 10.25 il ~ 27 intensive occurred in sayi il,49 living with people suspected 83 cases exhibiting fever or respiratory symptoms among patients is the absence so far. ○ Centers for Disease Control are patients with a life science university entrant animal-control survey * conducted by plans to investigate the risk factors and the onset of the propagation path. * Patient-control investigation (case-control study): groups with specific diseases (group) and those without the disease group (control group)epidemiological studies to investigate how to compare selected - Patients: suspected - Control: the same building permanent workers (mainly laboratory)asymptomatic state party as a (clinical) symptoms, and proceeds relatively lightly, chest X Awardsare nonspecific findings and pneumonia appears as a common, ○ some lung CT for abnormal findings being presented to confirm the pathology of lung tissue were collected. (pathogen tests) 10.31 conducted by germs and viruses pathogenic to be 16 species human specimens for tests, specific findings were notfound. * Total 4 confirmed Rhino virus in people, but that is popular in the domestic cold is a viral respiratory illness and Konkuk University this one kinds relevance Low On the other hand, Centers for Disease Control has a call center(109) to expand the range of symptoms caused monitored through, ○ existing animal and Life Sciences students and staff 964. In addition to regular people with access to the building (lecture courses,etc.) other college students, including 508 by adding the name of a total 1,472, and monitoring the patients, ○ Until now, the monitor has not confirmed the specific case jittering results. * SK Group adopted Candidates 527 patients symptoms occurred 109maintains the call center reported that the system of induction Centers for Disease Control are investigating and taking the necessary steps as possible for the attribution and management of respiratory disease caused this, ○ relevant ministries and academics to them ‧ collaboration with medical experts and actively, the progress from time to time planning to inform the public and the media.
                "May the long time sun
                Shine upon you,
                All love surround you,
                And the pure light within you
                Guide your way on."

                "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                Aristotle

                “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                Mohandas Gandhi

                Be the light that is within.

                Comment


                • #9
                  44 being monitored after university pneumonia outbreak

                  Published : 2015-11-01 17:52
                  Updated : 2015-11-01 17:53
                  ...
                  Among the 44 individuals, 41 currently have been officially diagnosed with pneumonia and are being treated in isolation at several separate medical facilities, the KCDC said.
                  ...
                  According to Konkuk University, some students who have been diagnosed with pneumonia visited an animal farm in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, for research on Oct. 14. They also attended a dairy cattle show in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, on the same day.

                  The KCDC said the 41 patients who had been officially diagnosed with pneumonia have been tested for a total of 16 respiratory viruses, including MERS, influenza and coronavirus.

                  Only four of the 41 patients have tested positive to a single disease, called respiratory syncytial virus, which causes mild symptoms that typically mimic the common cold. Everyone else has tested negative to all 16 viruses.

                  The KCDC said it was unlikely that the RSV had caused the outbreak, as the particular virus is currently common nationwide...

                  On Sunday, the Health Ministry said it will investigate to see if any chemical substances used in the research in the building contained harmful ingredients capable of causing pneumonia.

                  By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)

                  http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151101000340
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #10
                    Total suspected cases grew from 49 to 50.


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                    Konkuk respiratory disease occurred on 5 primary investigation
                    2015-11-02 [Last Updated: 2015-11-02] 171
                    Gwakjin Epidemiology Research Division, infectious Management Division
                    Konkuk respiratory disease occurred on 5 primary investigation

                    Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University respiratory diseases in relation to the outbreak 11.2 days 0 until a total of 76 cases received your report of the (cumulative) 50 out of this is confirmed chest radiation on the pneumonia findings suspected * classified and distributed to institutions in seven said that under the quarantine treatment. - Suspected: chest X-phase with 10.8 days of life since the founding of the University Animal Science College visited the building character and if you have fever over 37.5 ℃ suspected pneumonia findings * Chest radiography result suspected cases classified as patients who do not meet the definition: 26 people Chest radiography and symptoms of mild cases without waiting unclassified: 0 people Doubt that we are 50 inpatient acute patients showing atypical pneumonia (acute atypical pneumonia) symptoms are not severe cases, 19 patients hospitalized after showing improvement of symptoms. (Epidemiology) in parallel with the time and place of occurrence, contact abnormalities, such as basic materials analysis on 50 patients with doctors, patients for risk factors and propagation paths identified - has an epidemiological investigation in the conduct of such controls. (Onset) caused the initial symptoms of patients with suspected work 10.19 days, 10.25 was intensively occurs between 1-27 days (29 people, 58% of the total), - The building is closed after the state reduced the occurrence of new cases. (Occurring location) to permanent workers in all 50 patients suspected animal Life Sciences building, all 50 people in the workforce and 3-7 layers, - They are commonly exposed to contaminants through a laboratory environment and population estimates to have occurred. * Building a laboratory that number: 24 (total of 234 people working, symptoms occur monitored)
                    Patients (n) One 11 One 3 5 2 25 One 3 9 8 4 One 12 4 One 4 2 One
                    Workers (person) One 41 5 6 14 16 51 5 7 13 12 14 15 20 6 8 6 5 3
                    The incidence (%) - 27 20 50 36 13 49 20 43 69 67 29 7 60 67 13 67 40 33
                    Status change depending on the research progress * (Contact abnormalities) cases showing that 50 suspected patients living with fever and respiratory symptoms during or up to 87 people is not present, - But the point is that no additional confirmation of the close contacts of cases may indicate disease or disease disseminative low probability that this disease does not spread between people, yet does not completely rule out the possibility of propagation. (Case - control investigation) patients for more precise etiology identification and propagation path - the introduction of a control survey method, - Proceed to the survey was 11.1 days for patients with (suspected), 11.2 days for the control group underwent (asymptomatic workers at all times the property of the party) is also the same investigation and will conduct a comparative analysis between the two groups. (Clinical) found at the time, was born mild symptoms such as fever, muscle aches usually appear, respiratory symptoms showed a relatively rare pneumonia findings,
                    50 48 22 20 18 16 10 7 4 4 2 One
                    - (96.0) (44.0) (40.0) (36.0) (32.0) (20.0) (14.0) (8.0) (8.0) (4.0) (2.0)
                    Chest X-ray findings of pneumonia nonspecific phase and appears in common, After initially admitted to 48 people and 46 of them showed fever symptoms such as loss're going to be a relatively lightly severity that has passed only two showed fever has been estimated at a low disease. * The two suspected patients did not show symptoms of a fever in the early 50 people - Case 1: (initial) headache, muscle aches, chills → (currently) no heat, symptom improvement, improvement findings of pneumonia - Case 2: (Default) cough, headache → (currently) no heat, keep symptoms, pneumonia findings maintenance - However, it is confirmed by a pathology of lung tissue taken for some lung abnormalities seen on the CT scan. (Pathogen tests) bacteria seven kinds and viral genes and antibodies (primary) for the nine kinds of tests were conducted to 90% (45 patients) or more of the total suspected cases, of Legionella, brucellosis, Q fever, including three weeks after the second antibody tests will be performed. * Rhino virus confirmed in four patients, but this is Konkuk University and respiratory diseases as one kinds of cold viruses that are prevalent in the current domestic Relevance Low In addition, bacteria and virus scan using the remaining samples ‧ underway for fungal culture test for patients suspected of 30 people, this may take a few days - a few months depending on the type of fungus and usually 2-4 careful observation is necessary. (Environmental research) to 10.28 days of environmental samples collected inside the building (air trapping, feed, smears) are currently under examination, which will take about two weeks. Meanwhile, the service staff (protective clean ‧) ‧ other college students 192 people entrant is further confirmed by the property and made a total of 1,664 symptoms caused by the current monitoring disease management for patients headquarters call center 109, * Be subject by date (10.30 days), 964 people → (10.31 days) 1472 people → (11.1 days) 1664 people Public Health and suspected cases competent to perform monitoring and symptom occurs for 50 partner 87 people, Results of monitoring suspected cases were not confirmed until now. * SK Group employed 527 test takers found 109 maintains a call center to report symptoms occurred during induction system (no specific cases identified to date) Centers for Disease Control are investigating and taking the necessary steps as possible for the attribution and management of respiratory disease caused this, Actively cooperate with relevant ministries and academic medical specialist ‧ To this end, progress is often plan to inform the public and the media.


                    http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=327144

                    machine translation
                    "May the long time sun
                    Shine upon you,
                    All love surround you,
                    And the pure light within you
                    Guide your way on."

                    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                    Aristotle

                    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                    Mohandas Gandhi

                    Be the light that is within.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      50 quarantined, 1,664 monitored for mystery illness

                      By Jung Min-ho

                      A total of 50 people have been quarantined and 1,664 are under monitoring by the government after a mysterious illness spread in a building at Konkuk University in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday.

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                      Experts believe they are suffering from severe atypical pneumonia, he noted.

                      It is still unclear what made them sick. The KCDC is not ruling out the possibility of a new or mutated virus.

                      "For now, we believe the patients were affected by pollutants at school laboratories," Yang said in a media briefing in Seoul. "All of them got sick after working at laboratories at the school's College of Animal Bioscience and Technology building."

                      Thus, he noted, the likelihood of a rapid spread of the disease to the public is low.

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                      All of the patients have tested negative for popular germs and viruses, including brucellosis, Q fever and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, except for rhinovirus, the most common cause of cold-like illnesses.

                      snip.

                      They are looking into whether chemical substances used in the laboratories in the building were capable of causing pneumonia.

                      It will take about two to four weeks to find the exact cause of it, Yang noted.

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                      The school said that some of students had visited an animal farm owned by the university in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province and a milk cow show in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, on Oct. 14.
                      A total of 50 people have been quarantined and 1,664 are under monitoring by the government after a mysterious illness spread in a building at Konkuk University in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday.
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                      • #12
                        http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/...px?aid=3010910
                        Mystery malady sickens 31 campus researchers

                        Oct 30,2015

                        ...

                        Song Dae-sub at Korea University’s College of Pharmacy agreed that brucellosis and Q fever are unlikely causes. Song suggested the possibility of the influenza D virus. Unlike the widely known influenza A, B and C viruses, influenza D has recently been discovered in Canada, the United States and France.

                        “Influenza D is cow influenza. Although cows are not known to be a host of influenza, the virus was first found in 2011,” Song said.

                        “The virus has been confirmed to be spreading last year. If the virus has been derived from cows, the influenza D virus could be related to the case.”

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                        • #13
                          http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/...px?aid=3011058

                          “All 50 patients are commonly showing symptoms of an acute atypical pneumonia,” said KCDC Director Yang Byeong-guk. “None of them are in serious condition and 19 are recovering from the disease. They are hospitalized in seven different medical facilities.”

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                          The quarantine authority said the disease doesn’t seem to be contagious between human.

                          “There are no suspected patients among family members or medical staff members that have come into close contact with the patients,” said Prof. Chun Byung-chul of preventive medicine at Korea University, who is in charge of the epidemiological study. “We suppose the disease was contracted in a way that does not involve contacts between human.”

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                          The KCDC also collected samples from some 30 patients for fungal culture test, but results take days to months depending on the type of fungus. The KCDC also collected environmental samples at the university building, but it also takes a couple of weeks to give results.

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                          • #14
                            Suspected cases grew by 2 to a new total of 52.

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                            • #15
                              http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...110301770.html Infection at Konkuk University Still a Mystery

                              The number of patients with a mysterious infection that broke out at Konkuk University's campus in Seoul has increased to 50.

                              As of Monday, 50 patients were in isolation in seven hospitals. They do not suffer severe respiratory problems, though their chest x-rays pointed to pneumonia. None but two have a high fever. But they did complain of mild initial symptoms like light fever and muscle pain.

                              The symptoms of 19 patients improved, but they will receive treatment for the time being until the cause is identified.

                              "We're checking one possibility after another alongside civilian experts, and we even suspect that this could be a new type of disease or a mutation case," said Yang Byung-kook at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

                              "We presume that the patients were exposed to the same pathogen because most of them were students who use the school's lab, and that the incubation period is 10 to 14 days."

                              The KCDC is conducting bacterial and viral tests along with environmental checks of the campus.

                              Some 87 relatives of the 50 patients and 1,664 people who visited the school during the outbreak have shown no symptoms so far. This shows a low possibility of person-to-person transmission.

                              The first patients showed symptoms on Oct. 19 and the majority between Oct. 25 and 29.



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                              (By comparison, Wikipedia gives the incubation period for histoplasmosis as 3-17 days, with 12-14 most common: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoplasmosis - alert)

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