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  • China - "Air conditioning disease" causes "recent explosion" of outpatient visits to hospitals with "colds, respiratory disease, fever" in Changchun, Jilin province

    Large indoor and outdoor temperature difference, "Air conditioning disease" get together

    Time: 2010-07-15 10:37:35

    Source: Changchun Evening News Dan Yang comments>>
    Key words: air-conditioning allergic skin disease conditioned room air-conditioning system air-conditioned environment

    Abstract: on the 11th morning, the bank will be found to work Koyanagi throat discomfort, at some time have a little fever. Because air conditioning humidity regulator is fueling the spread of germs tools, equipment required by the dehumidifier to reduce indoor relative humidity, and thus play a role in preventing the growth of bacteria.

    Large indoor and outdoor temperature difference, "Air conditioning disease" get together

    Reporter Dan Yang

    11 morning, the bank will be found to work Koyanagi throat discomfort, at some time have a little fever. To the hospital, doctors told her it was often caused by blowing air "air sick." Yesterday, reporter learned from several hospitals in our city, the recent explosion of outpatient visits to a cold, fever, respiratory disease, stroke majority, the strokes were mostly women, children and the elderly.

    Elderly women and more children are "caught"

    According to report, the hospital two days of "small patient" increased a lot. A medical officer told reporters, children's resistance to lower body temperature regulation function is poor, with air-conditioned rooms and the external environment when the turn out of the hot and cold stimuli, or hot, do not like to eat-prone diseases. As women, children and the elderly poor immunity, physical fitness is relatively weak, so vulnerable to air conditioning disease mainly women, children and the elderly.

    Miss Fu kids to see the doctor told reporters on Sunday she and her husband bring the child to the park, when the sun is at noon, they eat at the hotel, also said a good air conditioner blowing cool. Do not want to come home, the child some runny nose, fever, night began. She also began to have symptoms of sore throat, she felt it and entered yesterday in the outdoor exposure to air-conditioned hotel has much to blow.

    Hospital respiratory physician sophomore Ji Yan Bing Di Jieshao, currently living in the long-term air-conditioned environment, there nasal congestion, dizziness, sneezing, tinnitus, fatigue, memory loss and skin allergies, and related characteristics, such as skin tight hair dry, easy to allergy, skin deterioration and other symptoms known as "air syndrome", referred to as "Air conditioning disease."

    Air conditioning air conditioning cause long-term illness is not clear

    Recently, the work force in particular wonder, he more than 180 cm of the big man, good physique, how cold is not really good recently? Di said Yan Bing, which may come into contact with his long-term not clean the air. Special air-conditioning work is being pumped into the indoor air, full access through the evaporator, then blown back room. Over time, dust, dirt, bacteria accumulate in the air conditioning, attached to the bacteria in the indoor unit with the air supply system blown back indoors, indoor air pollution, spread of disease.

    Common bacteria, Bacillus cereus, in addition to mold, Staphylococcus aureus, and Legionella. Bacillus cereus can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and other symptoms; Legionella bacteria can cause large-scale outbreak of respiratory tract infection, weak and easily lead to pneumonia immunity, its incubation period is about 2-12 days, fever, cold, muscle aches, dry cough. If the air conditioning system, water is contaminated thermophilic actinomycetes, some people inhaled organic dust that may occur after exogenous allergic alveolitis, or "air-conditioning lung", showing progressive dry cough, dyspnea and other symptoms, if not therapy of chronic interstitial fibrosis.

    In addition, air conditioning disease may also occur because the temperature gap between internal and external air-conditioned room, the body can not adapt to such uneven thermal distribution of temperature, ranging from cough, sneezing, runny nose, cold symptoms, while in more serious cause lower respiratory tract diseases that pneumonia. Air conditioning rooms are closed, the air circulation is poor, if there is one cold symptoms, soon spread to other people. Air-conditioned room with low humidity, dry environment for viral survival, if people think that the nose, throat, dry time must be very cautious viruses. Air anion can inhibit the central nervous system, relieve brain fatigue. Air-conditioning too much air in the anion adsorption, cation to the house more and more, anion and cation disorder which makes people follow the disorder of brain system imbalance.

    Indoor and outdoor temperature should not exceed 7 ℃

    In the open air environment, how can the public not air-conditioned disease? "Air conditioning disease" can be prevented. Dr. Yan Bingdi that the air conditioning should not be too low to maintain more appropriate to 24-26 ℃, if the temperature is below 24 ℃, easily lead to cold. Naturally air-conditioned room and outdoor temperature should not be too large to not more than 7 ℃ suitable. Qin ventilation, open the windows every day should be regular, close air-conditioning, so room to maintain a certain fresh air. After strenuous exercise, do not immediately enter the air-conditioned room, so as not to open the pores of a sudden contraction, so cold pathogenic. Do not let the vents blowing cold air directly on the body, with particular attention to the child. Should pay attention when using the air conditioner regularly cleaned and disinfected. Because air conditioning humidity regulator is fueling the spread of germs tools, equipment required by the dehumidifier to reduce indoor relative humidity, and thus play a role in preventing the growth of bacteria.


    http://news.china.com.cn/rollnews/20...nt_3234884.htm

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    Re: China - "Air conditioning disease" causes "recent explosion" of outpatient visits to hospitals with "colds, respiratory disease, fever" in Changchun, Jilin province

    The above report appeared in the news on July 15, 2010.

    The report below describes an emergency drill for H5N1 in animals held on June 29, 2010 in Tumen, which is located in Yanbian Prefecture, in Jilin province.

    China - Emergency Response Drill for H5N1 in Poultry Held in Tumen, Jilin Province

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=149470

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    Jilin consists of eight prefecture-level cities and one autonomous prefecture:
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      Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

      Other recent "air conditioning" disease or pneumonia threads:

      China - "Air conditioning pneumonia" with high fever, flu, & pneumonia increases patient load at hospital in Shanghai - July 9, 2010

      http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=149603


      China - Rise in emergency room visits by children - symptoms include: cold, fever, diarrhea - "air conditioning disease" blamed - Shenzhen, Guangdong Province - July 18, 2010


      http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=149416




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        Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

        I have searched China disease news since 2006 and I do not recall an outbreak of "air conditioning" disease or pneumonia in any summer. I will ask Treyfish if he remembers this phenomena occurring in previous summers in the homes of citizens.

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          Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

          I think air conditioning is a new way to say unexplained respiratory problem. There has been a lot of flooding in china lately and now a new outbreak of bird deaths in taiwan. On the china border with russia is a new hoof and mouth disease and pigs there also are dying of PRRS, SAME AS NAM AND THAILAND.Never heard of airconditioning pneumonia in china.. I run mine all day long..
          CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

          treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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            Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

            Guard against the disease causing joint pain conditioning

            Jinyang Wang 2005-08-22 14:54:53


            Wen / Xinhua Cheng Chen Miki Intern

            IVY has frequently feel pain in the joints, stiff neck back hard, neck and shoulder numbness, to the hospital, doctors told her that she is cold blink. Dong-Bin Qu, Nanfang Hospital, First Military Medical University, Associate Professor, told reporters recently, "Air conditioning disease" incidence of a growing trend. This summer, many places the air temperature is very low tone, even with someone for the sake blowing cool air directly related.

            MM disease more common white-collar white-collar conditioning most women who work in offices, women in summer clothes with a single thin, all dressed up, but for the men's weight 2 / 3. And women's physique than men, therefore women are particularly prone to air-conditioned disease. Should be cautious.

            Good way to control air-conditioning disease in this hot summer, Associate Professor Qu stay in air-conditioned room for the ordinary people who make plans, put forward four basic principles:

            1, note the temperature. Better control the room temperature between 25-28 degrees Celsius, indoor and outdoor temperature difference is best not to difference of more than 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.

            2, attention to ventilation. Regular window ventilation, to ensure the exchange of indoor and outdoor air convection, 1-3 hours after the boot off, then open the windows to the indoor air discharge, so that fresh outdoor air to enter. To make more use of natural wind reducing indoor temperatures.

            3, to keep warm. Ladies love to wear skirts above the knee can be protected plus towels, bearing in mind the activities of intermittent stand up activities to enhance peripheral blood circulation leg.

            4, good habits. Completed in outdoor sports, could not immediately got into air-conditioned room temperature. Khan should be first dried, replace Shi Yi, and then into the air-conditioned room; desk can not be arranged directly in the cold wind blowing, because it increases the air flow rate will plummet 3-4 ℃. If it is inevitable, leaving about every 1-2 hours, and appropriate activities, and add clothing and warmth; get home from work, before a warm bath, use warm water due to self-massage. If the appropriate increase in the neck and shoulder movement, the effect will be better.
            http://www.ycwb.com/gb/content/2005-...ent_967453.htm
            http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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              Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

              Interesting. I wonder what kind of trend he is talking about.

              I have to agree with Treyfish. I have not seen any articles about this since I started searching for news in China in 2006. But then I was not looking for it either.

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                Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

                Nouv Presse Med. 1982 Jul 3;11(31):2325-9.
                [Air-conditioner disease. Results of an industrial medicine survey (author's transl)]

                [Article in French]
                Molina C, Aiache JM, Bedu M, Menaut P, Wahl D, Brestowski J, Grall Y.
                Abstract

                The results of a survey conducted in a company employing 1850 persons working in air-conditioned premises are reported. One hundred and five persons were examined, including 790 who mostly complained of respiratory disorders and 20 controls. Regular check-ups during the last two years have failed to reveal any serious disease. The most frequent complaints were rhinitis and tracheitis, especially among female employees. No alveolitis was observed. The finding of Bacillus subtilis in samples of ambient air and air-conditioner filters in conjunction with the presence of precipitating antibodies against crude extracts from these samples, suggested that the respiratory disorders might have been due to this microorganism. A multifactorial analysis demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between clinical symptoms and immunological disorders. The air-conditioner disease, therefore, may present as a benign condition.

                PMID: 6810312 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


                http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6810312

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                  Re: China - &quot;Air conditioning disease&quot; causes &quot;recent explosion&quot; of outpatient visits to hospitals with &quot;colds, respiratory disease, fever&quot; in Changchun, Jilin province

                  Thanks Sally. This study is from 1982. 28 years old. I wonder if it is still pertinent given the changes in air conditioning manufacturing? It appears not to be a serious condition:

                  "..Regular check-ups during the last two years have failed to reveal any serious disease..."

                  Pneumonia and "short-circuit the brain" are not mentioned.

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