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  • #16
    Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (Primary 7)
    2015-11-04 8
    外 gwakjin Infectious Management Division
    Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (7 primary)
    - Today, no new suspected cases -
    Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University, respiratory diseases and outbreaks related to 11.4 il 0jeopsugeon reported until a total of 80 cases (cumulative) was a new report for the last day is not, ○ identified suspected cases to date - 52 of them 7 were dispersed to more hospitals isolated and treated, - 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: 28myeong Mild symptoms and chest radiography unclassified pending cases without 0 myeong ○ Among without severe cases , your doctor determines * According to thehospital after 48 patients showed an improvement in the state and (Yesterday, compared to 24- people increase ) , showing symptoms of fevercases is that one is the people , practices are not deteriorate it said . * PCP criteria: improvement on the clinical symptoms or chest radiograph In addition this regard, 11.3 were working Coordination Secretary of State presided over the meeting held in check, ○ The government quickly while focused on identifying the cause, with respect to the matters required for the epidemiological investigation and follow-up ministries that support ‧ agreed to cooperate. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the current epidemiological and environmental investigations underway, as the state does not have specific information on the pathogen test results to date, * Total 5 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 ○ 11.5 work through a private advisory panel meeting scheduled to be heldepidemiology, ongoing patient-control research, including sector-depth epidemiological investigation will assess the progress.

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    • #17
      Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (eight primary)
      2015-11-05 [Last Updated: 2015-11-05] 123
      Gwakjin Infectious Management Division
      Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (eight primary)

      No doubt today a new patient
      Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University respiratory illness have been reported till 11.5 days 0 jeopsugeon in connection with the outbreak of a total of 84 cases (cumulative) in the past during the day reported four cases of reported cases classified as suspected cases * of the eopeotdago case said. - 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 results cases classified as suspected cases do not meet the definition: 32 people Chest radiography and symptoms of mild cases without waiting unclassified: 0 people Identified 52 patients with suspected patients in seven hospitals distributed to date has been the quarantine treatment, No severe cases of these, 49 patients after hospitalization, according to physician judgment - showed improvement in the state and (compared to one people increase day), there are worse cases, * PCP criteria: improvement on the clinical symptoms or chest radiograph In addition, 91 people suspected in partner and staff of 145 people suspected cases of patients so far have not revealed. * Suspected cases of one person hospitalized family member of a mycoplasma pneumonia (Independent of the National University of respiratory disease, mycoplasma pneumonia is usually one of the major causative agents for winter fashion Fall ‧) Centers for Disease Control and epidemiological investigation is currently underway and environmental research, and so far the state has no specific information on the pathogen test results. * Total Rhino virus confirmed in 5 patients, but this is Konkuk University and one kinds of respiratory illness with flu viruses that are prevalent in the current domestic Relevance Low



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      • #18
        3 added to total suspected.

        Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology passes (nine primary)
        2015-11-06 8
        Gwakjin Infectious Management Division
        Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (9 primary)
        - Inpatient 55 myeong power off and isolated 50 myeong going to hospital today -
        - Animal Life Science maintains a close and in-depth epidemiological investigation in progress -
        Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University Animal Life Sciences respiratory tract and diseasesrelated to the new during the last day there was a report, 11.6 il 0 until a total of 84 cases (cumulative) received a report of, ○ suspect reported cases did not meet the patient * 1 The name and destination of the control group survey was asymptomatic Now * 2 people found this on the pneumonia findings chest radiograph these three the persons suspected * to receive hospital treatment are classified as, confirmed to date Patients suspected gun 55 said that people. * (Case 1) 11.1 il fever, headache, no one radiographic findings of pneumonia as a result of cold symptoms did not determine a suspectpatients, 11.5 il re shooting findings confirmed pneumonia (408 working arc) * (Case 2,3) yieoteuna control in asymptomatic cases surveyed, 11.5 date on chest radiography considering the furnace output pneumonia findings and those who stay in a building classified as suspected cases (406-1No. 408 Working Lake) - 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: 31 myeong ○ before (11.5 il 0 si) who received inpatient treatment for up to 52people suspected patients - There are severe cases, your doctor determines * According to thehospital after 51 patients showed an improvement in the state and(Yesterday, compared to 1 myeong increase), there are worse cases, * PCP criteria: improvement on the clinical symptoms or chest radiograph - Based on the results of the consultations held yesterday, according to physician judgment today, 50 myeong is scheduled to hospital. ○ In addition, partner of the suspected 97 people and medical staff 204 in the name of the currently suspected cancer cases are not revealed. * Suspected of living with family 1 out of mycoplasma pneumonia in hospitalized (Independent of the National University of respiratory disease, mycoplasma is primarily autumn ‧ fashion winter one of the major causative agent ofpneumonia) yesterday (11.5 il) The Advisory Council held a private expert of the disease disseminative and was discharged to discuss the criteria for suspected cases, ○ As a result, people are likely to propagate between the level that can be ignored or that those were all in agreement that this advisory. - Such a decision, this disease is approximately 37% not at all occur and additional patients to date of contacts of suspected patients despite the relatively high incidence of boyeoteum, * Suspected occurrence laboratory workers 147 hit 55 occurs persons(37.4%). - If even propagate the disease because the symptoms of suspected patients lost because of radio wave is more likely to become slimmer. ○ Accordingly, all who released the quarantine hospital and,depending on the clinical judgment of the physician for the improvement of fever and pneumonia symptoms, such as chest radiography findings were to determine whether the hospital, - Even if new suspected occurs decided to apply the conventional level of treatment at the discretion of the attending medical personnel without isolation measures. ※ Today's discharge potential: about 50 myeong On the other hand, for the animal and Life Sciences Buildingproceed with an in-depth epidemiological investigations were closed for the time being to keep as expected. Centers for Disease Control and epidemiological investigation is currently underway and the Environment Survey, in the pathogen until the test results are currently no specific state requirements, ○ suspected patient samples (blood, sputum, lung tissue, etc.) and environmental samples (air trapping, food, environment, smear, etc.)bacteria on ‧ virus ‧ continue to fungal pathogens, including inspection and, ○ scene investigation, and pathogen tests, etc. Based on the geumbeon respiratory diseases said that the attribution to focus on work.

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        • #19
          No diagnosis, but enough certainty that this isn't contagious that quarantine has been lifted:

          https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/com...newsidx=190432

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          • #20
            53 have been released from the hospital and 2 are improved.

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            Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (12 primary)
            2015-11-09 20
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            Konkuk University respiratory disease epidemiology elapsed (12 primary)
            - New suspected cases no -
            - Suspected 55 of the patients 53 patients discharged, and 2 patients improved -
            Centers for Disease Control (General Manager Yang byeongguk) is Konkuk University Animal Life Sciences respiratory tract and diseasesrelated to the last 4 ilgan new had reported was (11.9 il zero until total cumulative reported 84 cases), identified so far 55 people suspected of 53patients were discharged the remaining two said the militant whom the state is such that there is no fever. - 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 In addition, Centers for Disease Control is currently being conducted epidemiological studies, environmental investigations, pathogen tests on the basis of the information identified in the course of the propagation path and cause respiratory diseases geumbeon underway for an analysis identified with the private college adviser, ○ and laboratory animals and Life Sciences building, which is currently estimated to sources in relation to, occurrence and causes of respiratory disease mechanisms, the exposure route of suspected patients with specific requirements established for the said absence.

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            • #21
              2015.11.09

              Among 55 people suspected discharge occurred 17 people ... 53 people so far

              National University of unknown cause occurred animal diseases and Life Sciences. (Photo: bakjongmin reporter)
              The epicenter of respiratory disease occurred at Konkuk University Animal Life Sciences group has been narrowed down to two development laboratory where animal feed.

              According to Defense officials in 10 days, 55 people were suspected to have occurred among the 17 people who worked in the lab associated with the development of animal feed.

              Nine food biotechnology laboratory of No. 503, eight Physiology and Animal Nutrition Laboratory of proteomics was 504 employees.

              Accordingly, the authorities are committed to verify the various hypotheses place the food or chemicals, such as those spent in the laboratory.

              Respiratory bacterial species 7 authorities so far, only the check for the uniqueness beolyeotji agents such as viruses 9 species was found.

              Therefore, enteritis or lungs caused by dust or the like generated in the process of crushing the animal feed, and with the possibility that the weight caused by fungi or the like.

              Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said, "all the laboratories it may be a problem," said "the investigation is underway pathogens went for the travel path or spread in any way".

              These laboratories were 25 suspected cases that have occurred In the 5th floor, 4th floor In 15, seven layers 13, 6 and third floors each have occurred In a 1 kill.

              The lab is co-located on the seventh floor of the space used with various researchers, including researchers of the five-story animal feed.

              Suspected cases occurred so far, except for two people 55 people 53 of whom were discharged. 2 shows a state in which there is still no improvement symptoms such as fever lightness being hospitalized.
              [CBS노컷뉴스 이재준 기자]55명 의심환자 가운데 17명 발생…지금까지 53명 퇴원원인을 알 수 없는 질병이 발생한 건국대학교 동물생명과학대학. (사진=박종민 기자)건국대 동물생명과학대에서 집단 발생한 호흡기 질환의 진원지가 동물사료 개발 실험실 2곳으로 좁혀지고 있다.9일 방역당국에 따르면, 지금까지 발생한 의
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              • #22
                Acute respiratory syndrome – Republic of Korea

                Disease outbreak news

                16 November 2015


                On 29 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of a cluster of cases with respiratory symptoms in Seoul.

                Additional information on the outbreak

                Between 19 and 29 October, 3 people who work in the same facility developed symptoms of pneumonia. From 22 to 24 October, they were admitted to hospital. On 27 October, the hospital isolated the patients and alerted local health authorities, which then informed the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

                To date, 84 cases with respiratory symptoms have been identified; 55 of them were diagnosed with pneumonia and 29 cases were mildly symptomatic. The 55 patients with pneumonia were isolated in 7 different hospitals while the 29 patients with mild symptoms were under home quarantine.

                As of 11 November, only 1 of the 55 patients with pneumonia was still hospitalized; the other 54 cases had all been discharged. Currently, none of the patients is in critical condition.

                Public health response

                In response to the outbreak, KCDC and the government of the Republic of Korea have implemented a series of public health measures:
                • issued daily press releases to the public;
                • conducted contact tracing –1,664 contacts have been monitored on a daily basis;
                • established a hotline for reporting potentially-linked cases;
                • requested hospitals to report pneumonia cases with potential links to the cluster;
                • closed and disinfected the affected facility.
                So far, all PCR tests carried out by the KCDC have been negative, including for Adenovirus, Respiratory syncytial virus, Parainfluenza virus, Metapneumo virus, Boca virus, Influenza virus, and Coronavirus (including MERS-CoV), as well as for Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Corynebacterium, Bordatella, Brucella, Coxiella and Legionella.

                At present, there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Investigation on the cause of the outbreak is ongoing.
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                • #23
                  Bacteria suspected cause of group infection at Konkuk University
                  2015-12-08
                  A strain of bacteria was cited Tuesday as the cause for the mystery disease with pneumonia-like symptoms that struck Konkuk University in Seoul in October.

                  The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) announced its months-long epidemiologic investigation into the disease which has affected 55 people since Oct. 19.

                  All patients were students working at laboratories in the school's College of Animal Bioscience and Technology building, and were discharged from hospital care later as their condition was not life-threatening.

                  The KCDC said the type of bacteria, saccharopolyspora rectivirgula, was discovered in multiple samples taken from the patients and the university labs.

                  "Based on the results of the lab examinations, we believe that the disease resulted from the bacteria that may have proliferated in the feedstuffs kept in the labs," said KCDC Director Yang Byung-guk during a media briefing.

                  Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula is commonly found in soil or in plants. Agriculture workers who come into frequent contact with hay are prone to inhale the bacteria, the KCDC said.

                  It said researchers at the college failed to store the feedstuffs properly in the labs and this may have contributed to the infection.

                  "The researchers kept the feedstuffs in their rooms where they sleep and eat," Yang said. "The infection may be attributable to long-term exposure under such conditions," KCDC Epidemic Investigation Team Chief Lee San-won said.

                  There had been no previous reports in Korea of human contraction of the bacteria.
                  A strain of bacteria was cited Tuesday as the cause for the mystery disease with pneumonia-like symptoms that struck Konkuk University in Seoul in October.
                  “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                  Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                  • #24
                    Source of outbreak at college labs is identified

                    Dec 09,2015


                    The cause of a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia at Konkuk University, eastern Seoul, in October appears to be a type of bacteria that proliferates in animal feed used in labs at a building studying animal biotechnology.

                    The Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) said Tuesday it detected microbes that were likely to be Sacchearopolyspora rectivirgula (S.Rectivirgula), which are known to cause pneumoenteritis, or inflammation of the lungs and intestines in humans.

                    The microbes are usually detected in soil and plants. They originated in animal feed brought into the building and spread after the building’s exhaust systems malfunctioned.

                    “It is seen that there was a mass infection widely spread through dust carrying germs that proliferated in the labs after the ventilation system stopped,” said a quarantine authority at a briefing.

                    The first pneumonia patient at the university was reported on Oct. 19 and an additional 54 cases developed between October and November. All patients were students and workers on the fourth to seventh floors of the Animal Biotechnology building of Konkuk University.

                    KCDC shut down the building and did an epidemiological investigation for one and a half months.

                    The authorities said the germ was detected in feed, labs, and specimens from patients. They believed it first broke out in labs developing animal feeds on the fifth floor and spread to the other floors via a ventilation shaft that was not operating.

                    The KCDC said it will conclude decontaminating operations and a renovation of the building and reopen it before the next semester starts in March.

                    It will continue monitoring students and workers who used the building over the last six months.
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                    • #25
                      This is one of the pathogen's linked to 'Farmer's Lung' :

                      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/298811-overview
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