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  • SARS outbreak in Baoding, Hebei province, China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC- Identified as Adenovirus outbreak

    Source: http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNe...D=201202230053

    SARS outbreak in China a rumor: CDC
    2012/02/23 23:13:56

    Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday that there is no SARS outbreak in China, despite unverified information circulating on the Internet.

    The Chinese health authorities have clarified that there is no SARS outbreak within its territory, said CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Chih-hau.

    The Chinese authorities will provide information to the CDC regarding the rumor on Friday, as its office in charge is already closed, he added.

    Many Chinese Internet users have voiced concerns over a possible pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in a military hospital located in Hebei Province, according to a local daily newspaper...

    ...Although the Chinese government has yet to officially deny the rumor, bloggers alleged that hundreds of patients have been hospitalized in isolation wards and at least one has died from the fatal disease, the newspaper report said...

  • #2
    Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: (Taiwan) CDC

    This article says it is an internet rumor.

    machine translation -

    Network transmission mainland SARS resurgence? DOH: sent a letter to verify
    [2012/02/23 19:03 reports]


    SARS outbreak has set off a global storm, feel insecure, but disappeared for nearly a decade, several large Chinese Internet forums these days gradually spread within China SARS, but also emphatic message , the resurgence of worrying about the epidemic, the Department of Health CDC chances, the afternoon has been written to the other side through the cross-strait communication platform to verify whether the SARS outbreak, so far, not yet responded. (Yi Hua reported) the decade Kuangxi global SARS epidemic subsided years later, there are more Chinese mainland Internet forums, invariably came to the territory of China, some people infected with SARS, or even directly named in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Baoding, Hebei Province 252 hospitals, has been one of those infected, there are one hundred suspected infection isolation. Rumors like a snowball snowballing. In this regard, the Department of Health, not the effect, through the cross-strait epidemic platform to the Chinese official confirmation. Jih-Haw Chou, Centers for Disease Control, Deputy Secretary, said: "through the Internet, etc., to write this kind of thing, its such a pass, as we come is to ask them, through the cross-strait epidemic communication platform, we have sent out this afternoon. If we feel that is too slow (response), or would urge them to look at. " In fact, the earlier SARS outbreak is 2002 in Guangdong, China found the first swept the globe, resulting in 8,000 people being infected in 2003, killing more than 700 of lives and infected countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and Singapore. With the close cross-strait exchanges, this time re-transmission cases, people can not treat it lightly, Disease Control, Department of Health said it would closely monitor, through a communication platform with the other side of the contact, access to relevant information.

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    • #3
      Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: (Taiwan) CDC

      Apparently there is a lot of flu and pneumonia circulating in Hebei province. Please see:

      China - Flu patients double in 1 week at Hebei Children's Hospital - many have severe pneumonia, fever, convulsions
      "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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      • #4
        Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: (Taiwan) CDC

        [Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full text: (LINK).]
        CHP actively follows up with Ministry of Health on SARS rumour


        A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 23) said that the CHP had successfully contacted the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ascertain a rumour concerning an incident of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hebei province and was initially confirmed by MOH that there was no SARS outbreak.

        The Mainland authority concerned will announce relevant information later.

        The spokesman said that there are well-established communication channels, including the SARS notification mechanism, between Hong Kong and the Mainland to enable timely exchange of important information about infectious disease incidents and outbreaks.

        The CHP will continue to follow up actively with the MOH and monitor the latest development.


        Ends/Thursday, February 23, 2012
        Issued at HKT 18:39
        NNNN
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        • #5
          Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: (Taiwan) CDC

          Also please see:


          China - Hebei province CDC Advises to Not Eat Dead Poultry to Avoid Bird Flu H5N1 February 2

          China - Egg prices plummet in Liaocheng City due to H5N1 bird flu - borders Shandong Henan Hebei Jinan provinces February 1

          China - Respiratory Disease up >2% in Children's Hospital, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei province - fog blamed - People "must" wear masks outdoors January 2
          "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


          • #6
            Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

            If at least 100 (and several hundred according to the initial post) people have been reportedly hospitalized due to respiratory infection with only one death reported, SARS would be an unlikely suspect, with an estimated CFR from the 2003 outbreak of 10%-18%.

            H1N1 would be a far more likely culprit. Remember, even in Mexico in 2009, the first H1N1 cases were mistakenly reported as "SARS".

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            • #7
              Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

              From several Weibo posts. Certainly sounds like this hospital has an ARI outbreak, and perhaps an unexplained respiratory fatality.

              http://badcanto.wordpress.com/tag/sars-2012-china/

              [snip]

              讀80後: There is a rumour in Baoding that 252 Hospital had isolated a SARS patient. I wish that it was just a rumour. Everyone should treat it rationally and the rumour stops. Go China! Go Baoding! Go 80′s

              糖鍋子: I really wish that it was just a rumour. However, a floor of Baoding 252 Hospital is isolated, and there is even armed police guarding. Just go there and see. Whether it is serious or not, I hope that related department would make annoucement

              [snip]

              Today I wanted to have vaccine injection. However, a doctor said 252 Hospital is closed because of a mutated SARS virus. That is really frightening.

              [snip]

              There is a case of mutated SARS in Baoding. The patient was a soldier in Baoding Hospital and he is dead. And the hospital has stopped receiving patients.

              [snip]

              1. I heard the rumour half a month ago. It is not SARS. It is stronger than SARS.
              2. I heard that Baoding 252 Hospital didn’t accept patients anymore. It was said that there were soldiers and the contagiousness was very great. However, it wasn’t SARS. The fever could be brought down but was uncontrollable. The fever could be brought down in the morning and it would come back on the afternoon or evening. That’s what I heard. Please confirm. Thank you.
              3. It wasn’t happened in 252 hospital. It was happened in the school of PLA. A group of soldier ate bad things and their fevers couldn’t be brought down. 252 Hospital suspects that it is SARS. Those solders have already been isolated. The hospital has blocked info exchange. Everybody please don’t go there. I have relatives in there. They told me today.

              [snip]

              XXOO:Hubei Baoding No. 252 Hospital of PLA. Now they have received more than 100 patients.
              ■■■■■: There is rumour about Baoding No.252 Hospital. However, it is not very detailed.
              XXOO: Mutated SARS. The first patient is from the PLA school in Qingyuan, Baoding. Most of the patients in the hospital are young soldiers. Because this is a PLA hospital.
              ■■■■■: What about the symptons? Are they same as SARS? Fever?
              XXOO: It was said that Baidu News and Baoding News would release info. However, I don’t know the reason for not releasing news. It was transmitted through upper respiratory tract

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              • #8
                Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                http://boxun.com/news/gb/china/2012/...02232252.shtml

                Beijing Military Region, to Jingxian SARS the Baoding military hospital blackout!
                ( 博讯北京时间2012年2月23日 转载 ) (Reproduced Boxun Beijing February 23, 2012)

                Apple instant these days such as "China, Baidu Post Bar", "Search", "microblogging," and other major forums, social networks, and the Hong Kong Golden Forum "constant reports of the territory of China and some people infected with SARS ( severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and the message emphatic, directly named in Baoding, Hebei Province of China People's Liberation Army 252 Hospital, said one of those infected, there are one hundred suspected of being infected is isolation.

                Rumors snowballed as more roll the greater, as well as friends that 252 hospitals have been dead for several soldiers, the building also entire blockade. Chinese official did not address this rumor any of the allegations. (博讯boxun.com) (Boxun boxun.com)


                10 years ago, when SARS swept through Asia has been caused by a high degree of panic. The SARS outbreak also appeared in several major Chinese Internet forums above, and with certainty, coupled with China have been bad criminal record of concealing the epidemic, the SARS comeback? Taiwan Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control did not treat it lightly, this (23) afternoon formal verification to the official Chinese news true or false, but so far, the Chinese government has yet to recover.

                Taiwan media reports, "Baidu Post Bar", "End", "microblogging" and other large Internet forums in China and Hong Kong Golden Forum "since the past few days, there have been friends a message directly named in Hebei, China Province, Baoding, China People's Liberation Army 252 Hospital, some people infected with the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and there was one death, hundreds of people suspected of being infected are under quarantine.

                Jih-Haw Chou, Taiwan CDC director, said that the relevant information from the network, the source and credibility have yet to be verified, but have a bad record in view of China had occult epidemic, even if the local outbreak, but also reason I believe the official media may be deliberately blocked messages, due to frequent cross-strait exchanges, the enormity, the CDC afternoon has officially through the communication platform of cross-strait epidemic to the Chinese official to verify the message, but there is no response.

                China was 10 years ago, the SARS earliest outbreak in Guangdong, China, and in 2003 swept the globe, resulting in 8096 people are infected worldwide and 774 people were killed, has triggered a high degree of panic, the first time to select the occult epidemic in the face of international society avalanche accusations. (博讯boxun.com) (Boxun boxun.com)
                2832252 2832252

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                • #9
                  Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                  http://translate.googleusercontent.c...mz1q62ZqOz5t7Q

                  Booster SARS Hebei military hospital no strange

                  [Ming Pao] Mainland online has spread refers to the Chinese People's Liberation Army 252 Hospital, Baoding, Hebei treated over 100 patients with suspected SARS. Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong yesterday to contact the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health, the initial recognition is not the SARS epidemic, and later in the relevant Mainland authorities will be sent and informed of relevant news. The reporter last night to reach Baoding 252 hospitals, but no armed police guard, but not tense, the hospital as usual.

                  Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection, said the Ministry of Health will continue to closely follow up the matter and to monitor the latest developments.

                  The Health Ministry said the non-SARS in Hong Kong, close follow-up

                  Mainland recently circulated on the Internet an information, refer to "Baoding, Hebei People's Liberation Army 252 Hospital admitted more than 100 people have been fatal SARS variation, the first patient in Baoding Qingyuan Wing school to check out, now hospitalized most of them are young soldiers, because that is the People's Liberation Army hospital, before the onset to the south training.

                  Mainland netizens Baoding, 252 hospitals were closed, due to the emergence of mutant virus in the micro-Bo said. Mainland Sohu microblogging query to the local staff, the hospital said the seal hospital and everything is normal, hospital nurses said there was no variation of the virus, but the recent increase in fever patients.

                  Armed police guarded the Baoding public to wear masks

                  The reporter last night to reach Baoding 252 hospitals, but no armed police guard, but not tense, the hospital as usual. A security Wang said recently the weather is cold, flu patients increased, but not of SARS, "(SARS), are not our security guarding, the whole hospital will be martial law.

                  The reporter also asked several Baoding public had heard of SARS rumors, but can not guarantee that the news is true that the flow of people gathered at the train station, streets and other places, and no some people wearing masks and other preparedness.

                  HA Head Infection Control Officer Dr Tsang said that Hong Kong already has a strain of SARS mechanisms and facilities, the HA has 1400 negative pressure isolation beds of infectious diseases, laboratory SARS virus is a quick test agent, a few hours there will be results.

                  Isolation beds to be requisitioned by the hospital for other services, if the SARS outbreak, the hospital only three days can reply to the isolation ward of the function. He said there is evidence of the SARS outbreak, the signs of HA in conjunction with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) activated the emergency response mechanism, but worry about the most difficult to find the first incidence of the source.

                  CHP spokesman said that a comprehensive system of channels of communication between Hong Kong and the Mainland, including the notification mechanism of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS, to ensure the timely exchange of important news and information on infectious disease events, and the outbreak.

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                  • #10
                    Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                    This is a questionable source, having made incorrect reports in the past:

                    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/chin...ed-195187.html

                    Chinese Netizens Claim SARS Has Returned Blog posts say several have already died
                    By Shen Yuqing
                    Epoch Times Staff Created: February 23, 2012 Last Updated: February 24, 2012 .Related articles: China » Society

                    Netizens in China are raising the alarm about the return of a deadly illness—they say SARS is back in China, and Chinese officials cannot be trusted to keep people safe.

                    Posts on well-known blog sites such as Baidu, Tianya, and Weibo in mainland China and the Golden Forum in Hong Kong say that: hospitals in China are once again seeing SARS patients; several patients have died; and nearly 100 are quarantined.

                    SARS—the acronym stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome—appeared in 2003, infecting over 8000 people in 26 countries, and causing 774 deaths, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, which describes SARS as the 21st century’s first pandemic.

                    According to the netizens’ posts, SARS has appeared in two spots in northeastern China: Baoding in Hebei Province and in Dalian City in Liaoning Province. Local residents in Baoding also told Epoch Times reporters that there were SARS cases in the area.

                    According to an article in CNA, the Taiwan news service, on Feb. 23 Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control asked officials in Beijing to confirm whether SARS has reappeared. Later, the deputy director of Taiwans’ Centers for Disease Control, Zhou Zhihao, announced that China’s Department of Public Health denied there was another outbreak of SARS.

                    According to a netizen, Hong Kong officials were given the same answer.

                    Anderson Chen Xingchang posted a message on Sina blog: “Regarding the hearsay that the No. 252 Hospital in Baoding had found SARS patients recently, Hong Kong Department of Health has communicated with China’s Department of Health, and learned that the initial result indicated it was not SARS. Related departments in China will release the information later.”

                    In response to the official denials, netizens reminded each other of Beijing’s cover-up of SARS in 2003. One of them said, “Be on your guard! If you trust mainland China’s information channel, even if you trust 5 percent of it, you will die. Do you still remember what happened when SARS broke out years ago?”

                    [snip]

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                    • #11
                      Re: SARS outbreak in China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                      This newspaper is based in Malaysia and says that the population does not believe the government because of the SARS cover-up in 2003.

                      Variant of the SARS pass Jingxian Hebei blockade hospital floors ● 100 people were isolated was dead

                      February 24, 2012 4:00 pm on four 16 sub-

                      (Beijing) - on the 24th of atypical pneumonia (SARS) epidemic reproduction? Chinese microblogging and all major online forums Thursday sudden startling news of Baoding, Hebei Province near Beijing, People's Liberation Army 25 Second Hospital, found that the SARS epidemic, patients, mainly soldiers, there are more than 100 people were isolated, and even spread of deaths required Block hospital floors. Sources, since the incident more than a week, but the official denied that is SARS. However, Internet users are dissatisfied with the taken to cover the news of national concern, so that compromised the credibility of the official story.

                      more...

                      http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2012/02/24/101.html
                      "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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                      • #12
                        SARS outbreak in Hebei province, China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                        Meanwhile in Hebei province....

                        machine translation -

                        Hebei Province, the number of Chinese medicine hospital in-patients highs a bed is hard to find
                        2012-02-24 18:20:59 Source: long-urban network (Shijiazhuang)

                        Long City Network, February 24 (Jia-Yuh Chen Fan Junli) traditional Chinese medicine in China is profound, traditional medicines, prescriptions and treatments such as knowledge goes back to ancient times, Chinese medicine can not replace medical treatments and preventive effect, being more and more people recognized.

                        According to statistics, February 20, Hebei Province, Chinese medicine hospital in-patients number has exceeded 851 people, in the case of opening up the 800-bed, the bed occupancy rate of more than 100 percent, a record high.

                        more....


                        Zhttp://news.163.com/12/0224/18/7R22DVRO00014AEE.html
                        Last edited by sharon sanders; February 24th, 2012, 06:39 AM. Reason: added top sentence
                        "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


                        • #13
                          Re: SARS outbreak in Hebei province, China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC

                          This article says that the hospital is full and that at this time of year there is a high incidence of "common" influenza.

                          Hebei Baoding: Hospital SARS mutant virus is a rumor
                          http://www.e23.cn 2012-02-24 People
                          Abstract: "Today's play shot, the doctor said that 252 hospital closures, the emergence of SARS mutant virus is really scary." Even with V users also started to release information, said 252 soldiers admitted to hospital, has a fever. Some of death, the hospital has not received local patients. , Baoding, Hebei: Hospital SARS mutant virus is a rumor
                            "Today's play shot, the doctor said that 252 hospital closures, the emergence of SARS mutant virus is really scary." This is a reporter on the Internet to find one of the earlier source of the rumors, one called "Mirador Ma Ma's friends 21 in their own microblogging this news release, causing users to forward confirmation.
                            Yesterday morning, the rumors about the 252 hospitals up, users of the sugar pot, said: "I sincerely hope that this is a rumor, but the fact is that 252 hospitals layer indeed be isolated, as well as armed police guard."
                            Even with V users also started to release information, said the 252 soldiers admitted to hospital, has a fever, and some have died, the hospital has not received local patients.
                            The message the more mass the more iffy, suddenly caused netizens nervous tension, forwarding confirmation.
                            Yesterday afternoon, the reporter called Baoding, Hebei 252 Hospital, the hospital said, not the hospital is not an ordinary patient treated., But the hospital ward is full, no extra beds. In addition, other hospital as usual, to detect SARS cases is in fact a rumor.
                            Another anonymity of the hospital staff told City Times reporter, the hospital had been informed that this information is spreading in the network. "This is false could not be more false, imaginary despicably virtual rumors. He said the hospital the past two days are normal business, did not find any outbreak. As for the network rumors hospital with a layer of isolation, he explained: general Military Hospital has a dedicated soldier patients District, do not take the military patients, the implementation of closed-end management. "
                            For Network rumors, "the patient developed a fever, he said, these days the weather in the north change frequently, leading to high incidence of influenza, but they are the common flu. "Does not exist what variation of the SARS virus, the mortality."
                            The reporter then call Baoding health bureau, surnamed Chen, said: "The preliminary findings of the common cold, but the speculation on the network into a SARS case. Baoding Health Bureau will then convene a working meeting, and has organized investigations. According to relevant regulations of the Communicable Disease Prevention Act, is temporarily unable to make the matter clear answer, the official statement will soon be announced Baoding Health Bureau website.

                          Zhttp://news.e23.cn/content/2012-02-24/2012022400620.html
                          "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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                          • #14
                            Re: SARS outbreak in Hebei province, China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC- Identified as Adenovirus outbreak

                            Source: http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNe...D=201202240036

                            China confirms suspected adenovirus infection outbreak: CDC
                            2012/02/24 19:54:00

                            Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) An outbreak of disease that is causing a stir in the Chinese online community is not SARS but adenovirusinfection, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Fridayafter checking with the Chinese health authorities.

                            China told the CDC that the suspected outbreak in Hebei Province was in fact adenovirus type 55 infection, CDC Deputy Director-GeneralChou Chih-hau said.

                            China, however, did not reveal the scale of the epidemic to Taiwan.

                            Chou said that adenovirus infection is easy to treat and that the CDC does not need to investigate any further.

                            Adenovirus type 55 infection was first discovered in China’s Shaanxi Province in 2006. Of 254 high school students treated for the infection, only one died...

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                            • #15
                              Re: SARS outbreak in Baoding, Hebei province, China a rumor: says (Taiwan) CDC- Identified as Adenovirus outbreak

                              Please also see these threads for recent Baoding and Hebei news:


                              China - 1000 police put on streets of Baoding, Hebei province on February 21

                              China - Food stalls closed due to appearance in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province February 24

                              China - Occupancy rate at Chinese Medicine Hospital more than 100% February 20 - record high - Hebei province
                              "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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