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  • India - Woman, 35, Hajj returnee, screened for illness at Bangalore airport: tests pending, including novel coronavirus - November 10 2013

    [Source: Deccan Herald, full page: (LINK). Hat-tip @Makoto_au_japon]


    Bangalore: Haj returnee diagnosed with MERS

    Bangalore, Nov 10, 2013, DHNS:


    A passenger who returned to the City after Haj has been diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which, though rare in India, has killed 63 people globally.

    Bangalore International Airport health officials directed the person to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Chest Diseases in the city after finding her ill.

    Speaking to Deccan Herald, department of health and family welfare director Geetha Nyama Goudar said the patient was suspected of being affected and was coughing severely.

    “Though she was permitted to go home, we have informed the authorities to keep a check,” she added.

    Rajiv Gandhi University of Chest Diseases and SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre Director Dr Shashidhar Buggi said the patient was brought to hospital on Sunday afternoon and preliminary tests conducted.

    “We have also taken the swabs and it will be sent to the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences on Monday for examination” he said.

    He said the patient showed symptoms similar to those affected by the H1N1 virus.

    “Though the patient was advised to get admitted, there was refusal from their side to do so,” Dr Buggi added. The resident of Ananthapur initially complained of sore throat and also had fever. The patient was normal and the condition did not appear to be serious, he said.

    Dr Ravi, senior Pathologist at NIMHANS explained that MERS was a very rare condition and not more than ten cases in the country have been suspected of the virus so far. “It is more prevalent in the Middle East countries,” he said.

    As of October 13, 2013, the World Health Organisation confirmed that 149 people have been affected by MERS worldwide, of which 63 have died.


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    Re:India, Bangalore: Haj returnee suspected to be infected with MERS (Deccan Herald, November 10 2013)

    Source: The Hindu, full page: http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle5335958.ece

    Health screening for Haj returnees at Bangalore airport

    Pilgrims being checked for symptoms of fever, cold, cough and respiratory problems

    The Karnataka Health Department, based on an advisory received from the Union Ministry of Health, has been screening all Haj pilgrims returning after their sojourn in the Middle-East.

    In coordination with the authorities of the Bengaluru International Airport Limited, the screening process is being enforced on the passengers arriving here from Saudi Arabia for symptoms of the Middle East Corona virus (MERS-CoV).

    Geetha Nyamagowda, Director, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said that the screening procedure had been on since November 5 and would conclude on November 13 , when the last batch of pilgrims would arrive.

    “We have a screening unit at the airport where we are checking the pilgrims for fever, cold, cough and respiratory problems.”

    The department has not detected any case. R.T. Venkatesh, Deputy Director of health and family department, said that a man from Anantapur was found to have symptoms such as cold, cough and respiratory problem.

    As a precautionary measure, we sent him to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases. Since he insisted on returning to his hometown, we will request the A.P. health department to monitor his health status for the next 14 days.”

    According to an official of the Haj Committee, 5,000 out of the 6,899 pilgrims in the State have returned from their pilgrimage.


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    Last edited by sharon sanders; November 10th, 2013, 04:36 PM. Reason: subtitle

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      Re: India, Bangalore: Haj returnee suspected to be infected with MERS (Deccan Herald, November 10 2013)

      No confirmation yet so I wouldn't want to jump to conclusions - All we have at the moment is somebody with a respiratory infection. - Ro

      KARNATAKA

      BANGALORE, November 11, 2013
      Updated: November 11, 2013 01:26 IST
      Health screening for Haj returnees at Bangalore airport

      STAFF REPORTER

      Pilgrims being checked for symptoms of fever, cold, cough and respiratory problems

      The Karnataka Health Department, based on an advisory received from the Union Ministry of Health, has been screening all Haj pilgrims returning after their sojourn in the Middle-East.

      In coordination with the authorities of the Bengaluru International Airport Limited, the screening process is being enforced on the passengers arriving here from Saudi Arabia for symptoms of the Middle East Corona virus (MERS-CoV).

      Geetha Nyamagowda, Director, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said that the screening procedure had been on since November 5 and would conclude on November 13 , when the last batch of pilgrims would arrive. “We have a screening unit at the airport where we are checking the pilgrims for fever, cold, cough and respiratory problems.”
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      http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle5335958.ece
      Last edited by sharon sanders; November 10th, 2013, 04:36 PM. Reason: subtitle
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        Re: India, Bangalore: Haj returnee suspected to be infected with MERS (Deccan Herald, November 10 2013)

        Agreed. This is a suspected case with test results tomorrow (hopefully).
        "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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          Re: India, Bangalore: Haj returnee suspected to be infected with MERS (Deccan Herald, November 10 2013)

          MERS scare puts Bangalore Airport on toes
          By Express News Service - BANGALORE Published: 11th November 2013 09:02 AM Last Updated: 11th November 2013 09:02 AM
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          Confirming the screening, Director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Dr Shashidhar Buggi told Express, “Airport health officials referred a 35-year-old woman passenger, a resident of Ananthpur, yesterday afternoon. The patient was not serious and hence refused to get admitted. She was examined and her swabs were collected for further investigation.” Health Minister U T Khader said the screening procedure is being done from Sunday.
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          http://newindianexpress.com/cities/b...cle1884041.ece
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            Re: India - Woman, 35, Hajj returnee, screened for illness at Bangalore airport: tests pending, including novel coronavirus - November 10 2013

            [Source: Decccan Herald, full text: (LINK).]


            Supected MERS Haj returnee leaves for Anantapur

            Bangalore, Nov 11, 2013, DHNS:


            A day after a Haj returnee was taken to the hospital for suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) on Monday collected the nasal and throat swabs of the patient and sent it to the National Institute of Virology for analysis.

            Dr Shashidhar Buggi, Director, RGICD said the 42-year-old woman who returned from Haj was asked to get hospitalised, but she refused and left for Anantapur, her native place. The woman was kept in isolation ward and was administered Tamiflu, the antiviral drug for H1N1 A Influenza. The swab results are expected after two days, Dr Buggi added.

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