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  • #16
    Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

    http://garaanews.com/jonews/garaanews-1/18560.html

    Recording 3 new cases among hospital staff and the blue send samples to Egypt

    AGENCY hardiness News - Oman - sources from within the hospital for hardiness News that the hospital recorded 3 new cases after the death of the nurse, "Emotions," indicating that the foreman of the cases, the resident doctor, and a security man was recorded Friday.
    The sources added that the state of Internal Medicine physician who was expected out today, worse, what the two had to be taken to a hospital with Hamza.

    The Ministry of Health confirmed Friday that the health status of patients with pneumonia of the blue hospital staff is good and stable government.

    And the transfer of people wounded in disease, "the mysterious pneumonia" from the Prince Hamzah Hospital in Amman Alzarkaoualy after protests by the medical staff and nursing and threatened strike action in the absence of transfer, especially after hearing the news of the death of their colleague nurse Balawi emotions due to the mysterious disease.
    And infected with the mysterious disease and is not known yet, 9 persons, including a doctor, seven nurses, and nurse's brother Balawi, according to the Ministry of Health announced.
    She died from the disease nurse emotions scourge of hospital staff, which was the first contracted the disease.
    He described the director of the hospital blue state Marwan Habashneh disease as "delinquent" or so-called "epidemic", and stressed that the disease is transmitted by breathing and Rmad mouth the more serious issue. And the hospital director, Dr. Marwan Habashneh, the administration was working to diagnose the disease, which led the death of the nurse, adding that samples were sent to Egypt in order to detect lung disease that the most important symptoms of cough and high temperature.
    He stressed the need to isolate Habashneh patients and Alahenmam large sterilizing and cleaning of patient rooms, pointing to the need to give a minimum distance of one meter at the very least to ensure that transmission.
    He favored the report came out by the Medical Commission of the Royal Medical Services doctors and King Hussein Cancer Center, which followed cases, the possibility that the disease is known as the "Balbmomunya" for Bnumonia ".
    Habashneh told that the probability of death, disease, pneumonia, normal up to 30 percent.
    Habashneh said that the efforts now focused on identifying the severity of the disease and the possibility that lead to death, especially with the emergence of pathogens not know for sure or instance name after conducting medical examinations of the microbe hospital laboratories Hussein and Islamic Hospital and Prince Hamzah Hospital.
    He said that the patient returned Habashneh Saeed Shaheen, head of Department of Medicine Hospital Alzarkaoualmugod Balasalama to follow up his case, and that the thoracic specialist at the hospital told him that the situation is very stable.


    He added that Habashneh thoracic specialist in "Islamic" Dr. Mamoun Zaf most likely cause of death of the nurse is the scourge of inequality and disparity of natural immune system.
    As is clear that the probability of death because of the 8 patients is one of a 1/8 and this is a sign "not okay to reassure the time being," according to Habashneh.


    Statement from the ministry


    In turn, The Ministry of Health said in a statement on behalf of the Secretary-General of the Ministry, Dr. Daifallah Lozi issued on Friday that the health status of people with pneumonia from the hospital staff blue good and stable government.
    Lozi said that the doctor left the hospital with the disease two days after he entered was his simple home and was treated and completely cured.
    Will leave the hospital in four patients during the next 24 hours, and leave the other three after assessing their health status is final as they are recovering well.
    It is noted that nine recorded cases of illness, including doctor and seven nurses and staff nurses from the hospital and the nurse's brother, who died yesterday was her first as severe.
    He pointed out that the ministry Lozi action is taken immediately and the prevention and treatment in hospital, for people with a survey has been endemic in the hospital and the surrounding environment to determine the source of infection and take action to halt its series.


    The Lozi he did not record any disease outside the scope of the staff working in the hospital except for the brother of the deceased nurse.
    The Lozi, the ministry closed the intensive care unit at the hospital for sterilization, as well as a comprehensive sterilization process for the rest of the hospital departments, who works and receives his patients as usual.
    He pointed out that to provide the conditions for the sterilization process has injured were taken directly to the Prince Hamzah Hospital.
    Being a professional team specialized sterilization process is inclusive of the hospital according to established technical and scientific procedures.
    He explained that the Lozi infections such as pneumonia are common in this season, especially with the prevailing weather.
    Lozi, denied any connection between the epidemic and the death of the girl child in a hospital Ramtha government and injuries in the hospital with pneumonia blue state.
    The Lozi that the death of the girl with two years of age in the hospital caused her Ramtha meningitis.

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    • #17
      Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

      Wow. So which is it, one new case, three, or none? The last three articles including this one were released at about the same time, and seem to be contradictory. Perhaps this article is saying those three people are under observation but not believed infected?

      And there already was a report above of 14 cases that seems to be incorrect.

      http://www.gerasanews.com/index.php?...ticle&id=74787

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      Health announces the decline crisis hospital "blue" and control the "virus" and denies the existence of new cases \ Update

      21-04-2012 12:20 PM Print

      Graca News -
      Graca -
      Particular - Nour Abu Hamid - An official source at the Ministry of Health and the presence of new infections among the cadres of hospital blue state virus contagious, and that the quality of the virus 'mysterious', which caused the death of the nurse 'emotions Balawi', and injuring a number of cadres of hospital blue government pneumonia called transfer hospitals to Prince Hamza and Islamic Amman, will be determined during the next 48 hours at the latest after taking samples for testing in medical laboratories in Jordan.

      The source noted the completion of the sterilization process and the opening of the hospital intensive care unit and intensive to receive patients, and that all medical examinations conducted on the virus in the Central Laboratory of the Ministry of Health, Laboratories and the University of Science and Technology.

      The Secretary-General of the Ministry announced that all people with pneumonia, hospital staff of the blue government has recovered fully from the disease.

      The Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Daifallah Lozi announced cure all patients with pneumonia from the hospital staff and the blue state recovery fully from the disease.

      The medical sources reported Saturday morning, a doctor at the hospital, infecting the blue government Balvyrus the unknown, which was discovered a few days ago at the hospital said in another news that did not make sure her health was injured three others.

      Dr. Bassam Hijjawi Director of Primary Health Care at the Health Ministry in a statement to 'Graca News' confirming that the ministry has taken measures of infection control in hospital blue government control of the cases were evidence is not to increase their number.

      He added that the situation is normal Hijjawi due to climate variability and instability of the atmosphere, leading to the injury, viral and bacterial infections increases the incidence of respiratory disease, and expressed surprise at the state of fear and terror among the citizens.

      And about the measures the ministry attended infection Hijjawi said he was visiting the hospital by the Ministry and the sterilization of all departments and that the ministry has formed a joint committee of the ministry and the hospitals and the private sector to address the issue and the situation is normal and there is no pay for concern.

      Hijjawi said that the cases which were hit by the out of the hospital have all converged to heal and that the case was a nurse who died due to poor immunity noting that more than 30% of those with pneumonia dying in America and Europe each year due to climatic variability [??].

      On the other hand said that Hijawi building is the hospital of natural outbreaks from time to time and the other asserting that the hospital will move to the new building later this year

      About prevention measures and care manager said that the most important action is to maintain body temperature and the gradual easing of clothes in addition to personal hygiene.

      The captain Mohammad Almamrdaan Hatamleh has appealed to citizens in a press statement that the head to the Prince Hamzah Hospital for tests if they feel symptoms such as heat, and others.

      The 'Graca News' and the contact with the Ministry of Health to speak with one of the officials in the Directorate of communicable and infectious diseases show that the directorate in an official holiday, not even one officer in the Directorate.

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      • #18
        Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

        Very interesting. It is unclear whether there is a legitimate link of these cases to Egypt, or whether the fact that the samples have been sent to Egypt (due to superior lab capability) is being misconstrued by the author here, possibly intentionally.

        http://www.factjo.com/pages/newsdetails.aspx?id=16291

        "Health" of death likely due to "pneumonia" and "meningitis" and medical sources talk about the infection of foreign workers

        The Vatan and ten injuries in hospitals and Ramtha "Hawooz" Zarqa

        A nurse died at the age of "40" year after suffering continued for two weeks with the "disease" that hit the blue government hospital (Hawooz), specifically in the intensive care department.

        According to Captain nurses Dr Mohammed Hatamleh for "Fact International", the disease needs to be scientific investigation to determine how moved infections have stressed that all the injuries hospital blue state "Hawooz" caused by infection in the work environment loaded with hospital responsibility, calling on the Ministry of Health to take all necessary measures the spread and the increasing number of people.


        Director of hospitals in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmed Kotaitat confirmed that the death in hospital blue state caused by pneumonia, however, medical sources other confirmed that the death and injuries caused by infection from one of the Egyptian workers, expatriates, pointing out that the Ministry of Health to take samples of injured and sent to Egypt to learn the identity of the disease likely that the results up within 48 hours.


        The source pointed to the empty blue state hospital patients commonly after the death of a nurse and wounding 5 others and where there is a fatal infection during the hospital with the reviewers was closed intensive care department in it.


        Captain nurses are of the view that the disease is an inflammatory disease of the bronchial airways and not the mysterious disease and its treatment with nurses but did not appear to heal up to now he feared the increasing number of casualties.


        In a new development appeared in the hospital died Ramtha government child at the age of two and a half also hit five girls Okprhen not exceeding thirteen-year-old child of deceased relatives with the same symptoms, according to hospital doctors Ramtha government.


        The hospital Ramtha government Mohammed Shahadeh cadres of pediatricians and internists and others also attended the committee from the Directorate of Health Ramtha in addition to the Director of Health Ramtha, Dr. Ahmed Zureikat and Director of Hospital Ramtha government Qasim Meas to oversee the tests carried out for people to stand on their accuracy.


        Director of hospitals in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmed Kotaitat likely that the disease meningitis is behind the death of the girl child and injured others.


        With the spread of disease mysterious race of the Ministry of Health to find out the identity of the disease to deal with medical and control in order not to increase the cases and transferred to other hospitals.

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        • #19
          Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

          Here is a mention of a previous death in the ICU, of an "Asian woman" (from where in Asia?) with similar symptoms.

          And this article indicates that the nurse took ill on April 2, considerably earlier than previous reports. This article is also not even internally consistent with its case counts (16 cases? 15? 9?) Could the inclusion in the count of some or all of the unrelated "meningitis" cases in Ramtha be the reason for this discrepancy?

          It might be time to send this thread to ProMED.

          http://www.addustour.com/ViewTopic.a...2_id408613.htm

          Hospital infections rise to 16 blue case





          Amman, Zarqa, Irbid Constitution Kausar Sawalha

          Zahi and the Raja Sahib and the hill



          Crisis escalated pneumonia that appeared in the blue government hospital, while the continued assurances of the Ministry of Health that it is disturbing, recorded new cases of the disease to a Department of Internal Medicine doctors at the hospital yesterday morning.

          The symptoms, the doctor is the same that appeared on the injured ex-medical staff, with the transfer of the doctor patient for being treated in hospital, Prince Hamzah, while showing injury a close brother of nurse deceased and it has also the necessary treatment, according to medical sources, in addition to injuring a third of a worker in the hospital and receiving treatment in hospital, the Mount of Olives.

          Based on the implications of the position held and the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdul-Latif and Wreikat a press conference today at noon to talk about the subject and Mostagdath and clarify many things about what happened and what the nature of the disease.

          Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Daifallah Lozi between the results of lab tests will show - at the latest - within 48 hours, and aims to know what type of virus and the severity and gravity.

          Lozi and announced in a press statement that all patients with pneumonia from the hospital staff of the blue government fully recovered from the disease.

          He said the six nurses who were referred for treatment in a hospital in Prince Hamza left the hospital after full recovery.

          He added that the health status of the brother of a good nurse who died and that he will leave the hospital after the final testing to confirm full recovery.

          He pointed out that the ministry Lozi taken all preventive measures and treatment since the registration of infection among hospital staff of the blue state.

          He stressed that infection control procedures are strictly implemented in the hospital, assured that the situation in which good and that he routinely receives patients and it is not dangerous to them or to the staff working in the hospital.

          The Ministry of Health to seasonal pneumonia disease can appear in multiple situations such as this season and that the Ministry is able to deal with this disease and the treatments available to it, describing the injuries as a pandemic can be controlled. Underscoring the number of medical staff that the situation «troubling and marred by foggy».

          While The Ministry of Health that lab tests conducted in the central laboratory and university laboratories, confirm medical sources other that the samples sent to the three countries in order to ensure that tests and show cause real illness, indicate the number of directories that the problem in the disease (pneumonia) that resistant for treatment.

          And the watchers of the state nurse the deceased, which were first infected, the symptoms appeared in the second of this month where he suffered from high fever, cough and stayed ten days, suffering without that there will be no improvement in the condition, noting that they were treated with antibiotics without there is little or no result occurs to the improvement of her condition, which led to the transition to a private hospital for treatment, they moved to the mercy of God after the failure to control the progress of the disease.

          The Ministry seeks to know the basis of the transmission, indicates workers in a hospital in the blue to the possibility that the infection has moved from one case to one of the migrant Asian women, had entered the hospital in poor condition and very suffering from symptoms similar to high temperature, where it remained in the intensive care unit and died without is to know the real reasons behind her death.

          And the hospital staff is likely that the validity of this possibility is that the staff with the disease is the staff who supervised the treatment expatriate Asian.

          The number of workers in the hospital that «the slow and the Ministry of Health» - according to what he called - is what led to the increasing incidence of the fact that the nurse was the first wounded and then rolled injuries one after the other, asserting that the injuries have exceeded the 15 cases, and it exceeded the medical staff and went to injuring a security and protection of workers and cleaners, that is «the virus spread in the hospital».

          The hospital staff said blue state that he turned into a «ghost town», where during the hospital who had to review it, and not conducted in which only one process for those injured in a traffic accident, after it was normal for surgical procedures ranging from 20 to 25 surgery a day, according to the saying.

          In this context, the citizens and workers in a hospital in blue need to «remove the hospital from the presence of» he became «the center, B», indicating that the hygiene non-existent in all its facilities, in addition to the poor condition of the hospital building, which they said will not work with any type of maintenance and restoration.

          They indicated to me that in many cases, overflowing sewage on the sections of the hospital without being sterilized or cleaned properly, what makes it natural - as they say - that the place is full of diseases and viruses.



          Hospital blue, which has become free, but some of its cadres and medical staff after he was full of vitality and movement and activity by the reviewers patients and visitors, abandoned patients and fled from the precincts and corridors visitors and reviewers for fear of contracting the disease pulmonary mysterious hit 8 of its cadres of medical and nursing and led to the death of nurse working.

          At a time disappeared when the movement of the reviewers, active movement of medical personnel from the Ministry of Health after it was cut off many of the sections and started work sterilizing the various sections in the attempt to make a preventive measure for control of the situation that caused panic among the citizens, employees and medical staff alike.

          The last steps that were made yesterday that it was evacuating all the wounded to hospital, Prince Hamzah, although laboratory tests have yet to determine the type of disease that leads to disruption of the lungs and the concomitant rise in temperature, leading to a state of confusion and frustration among the reviewers and the sick.

          It was rumored among the citizens in the blue state of fear similar to prevail in the hospital, as citizens feared that the disease is transmitted to outside the hospital to become a community. The rumors began to move among the people about the sources of the disease.

          News spread of the disease and the death of the nurse pushed a large number of people of the blue to evacuate their patients and taking them to hospitals in the private sector, where reduced or nearly cut off the number of auditors to emergency clinics that are almost empty for fear of this pandemic virus, and now the majority of cases sick go to health centers, comprehensive or clinics State of the Hospital in the neighborhood of Prince Muhammad and the Alaptrawi.

          Exercise and medical staff of the remaining work of the center of its keen interest in medical wear protectors (masks) as a precautionary measure to prevent infection, while some of the medical staff failed to work after the announcement of the death.

          The hospital is known for the blue state, which was built sixty years ago, he witnessed overcrowding in the number of reviewers being the only public hospital that serves the city of blue around a population of about one million people. The hospital used to record the largest number of divisions to Alemrajaan and private clinics, where she was seen Adkhalath proportions exceed 100% of its capacity.

          Furthermore, Al «constitution» of medical sources informed that a report prepared on the injuries hospital blue government will hand over to the competent authorities, and that the initial information was nominated of the report, attributed the injuries the hospital to the non-application procedures for infection control it and that the development of sterilization in the intensive care unit the very poor condition, and does not apply where the sterilization protocol adopted in such units.

          The report stated that the injuries are limited and not pervasive «pandemic», which requires follow-up, verification and vigilance to prevent the transformation limited the outbreak to a pandemic.

          The report indicated that the reasons germ that struck the cases of hospital blue state is clearly defined, and that there is laboratory testing conducted in the laboratories of several of the Kingdom of Labs Hospital founding King Abdullah University of Science and Technology University of Jordan and Laboratories Ministry of Health and laboratories outside the Kingdom, likely the results of these tests in the near future to determine the nature of the causative bacterium.

          The report pointed out that in the event to keep the infection control procedures in many hospitals as it is, it threatens the emergence of future pandemics are unknown parameters and extent are unpredictable and its repercussions on the health of citizens.

          Meanwhile, medical sources informed that there was a marked increase in the number of pneumonia cases in various hospitals in the Kingdom for various reasons, including weather developments. They pointed out that these sources should not be confused with what happened in the hospital and hospital blue Ramtha government, asserting that the link is the link between them all the time and that no medical relationship between what happened in the two hospitals.

          And asked to medical sources, the ability of health systems used in hospitals and the Ministry of Health to conduct effective epidemiological surveys and can link the recorded cases of different bacterial causes that could lead to a pandemic.
          Last edited by sharon sanders; April 21st, 2012, 08:53 PM. Reason: added red bolding

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          • #20
            Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

            This is not a translation error; the Arabic original really does contain the word "SARS" in English. But the "Asian woman" from above is from the Philippines, not China, and SARS has not been reported anywhere in the world for nearly 8 years, so that diagnosis is extremely unlikely. IMO, it is not fully clear that the death of that girl is even linked to this respiratory outbreak, but that reporters may have jumped on this as a source for an imported disease.

            http://www.alwakeelnews.com/index.ph...rticle&id=3705

            The death of a nurse "blue state" because of the "SARS" 22-04-2012 12:39 AM


            Graphical

            Agent - a medical report showed the state of the death of a hospital nurse blue state "emotions," that the cause of her death was Acute Respiratory Syndrome "SARS: SARS"

            The medical source said that the examinations and laboratory tests sent to France and went to Amman on Saturday evening, pointing out that the tests conducted on nurse the deceased made it clear her infection with pneumonia from a girl Filipina in Hospital Blue State, in addition to five other staff nurses in the hospital, along with injury nurse's brother, who died in the Islamic Hospital.

            The Ministry of Health announced Saturday that all healing with pneumonia from the hospital staff and the blue state recovery fully from the disease.

            Lozi said in a statement Saturday that the six nurses who were referred for treatment in a hospital in Prince Hamza left the hospital after full recovery, he said, adding that the health status of the nurse's brother, who died well and will leave the hospital after the final testing to confirm full recovery.

            The patient Balvyrus showing symptoms such as difficulty breathing and pneumonia mysterious, known later syndrome Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome "SARS" the cause of death, where there has so far an effective vaccine to prevent it, and known scientifically syndrome severe acute respiratory "Severe acute respiratory syndrome".

            The back of the "SARS" a global threat in March of 2003, having recorded the first hit in the north of China in December of 2002.

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

            http://www.albaladnews.net/more-4225...B5%D8%AD%D9%8A

            Date: 4/20/2012 secrets of the mysterious disease: associated Filipino people fought for the blue and required the intervention of security and the military to quarantine

            Country News - Here the sequence of entry to the blue mysterious disease
            Log in to hospital Fbana blue state before twenty days and 48 hours after he died and the hospital administration sterilizing department and intensive care Baldettol Alhaapeix and was re-opening section ... What happened after that??

            Nurse was hit by God rest her soul and emotions that died of SARS is believed to be quoted and injury to her brother and wounded Dr. Saeed Shaheen, who is currently lying a hospital in Amman, independence and wounded six others in the hospital, nurses blue state as well as injuring a nurse from the house of Titi and is now lying in hospital Islamic

            Governor of the blue say we do not want people to be treated for shock, fear, and Secretary General of the Ministry of Health visited the hospital and the blue and asked to reopen the department and asked to cover up the topic

            One of the doctors chivalrous from the private sector had all the tests conducted in the Kingdom on one of the cases, but did not find Hia give him a ride to a mystery illness stood in liaison with the U.S. Navy and actually has been to send a delegation last night from the U.S. embassy and received the delegation, a sample of one case was sent to the U.S. Navy as another sample was sent to France after the results did not reach

            Jordanian Minister of Health did not interrupt his vacation traveler or his trip and the Prime Minister does not know and there is no emergency room and this virus has been the province of blue kills half before it spreads to all the Kingdom

            Knights of Change calls upon the Director of Public Security and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that interfere to declare a quarantine area on the hospital and around the blue government and prevent the entry and exit until the results are known and the inventory of cases and treatment



            This is the killer for the people of the new blue


            SARS is a disease of severe pneumonia began appearing in China and later spread to Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, a disease that is contagious and deadly if not taken the necessary measures for the prevention and treatment, affects patients by inflammation in the lungs and difficulty in breathing and fever, the disease SARS a global threat in 2003 was contained to finding an effective vaccine.


            Appearance

            The back of a global threat in March of 2003 and recorded the first hit in the north of China in December of 2002.
            Recently taken the health authorities the world urgent action to tackle the spread of an infectious disease of the respiratory system moved from South East Asia to North America, WHO issued a warning the world since the advent of this type is unusual pneumonia who did not know the reasons yet in China, Hong Kong, which has become a panic and now a global threat. A disease
            It is not a serious follow-up


            Nature of the virus

            Belongs to a family of viruses coronal (in English: corona virus) and contains a large amount of genetic information, and each time a cell reproduces itself within a small genetic errors occur may make it more able to infect humans and reproducing itself inside them. These errors according to the virus by the theory of natural selection and led to the creation of new strains better able to survive and spread easily from person to person.


            The new strain of the virus have coronary characteristics recently made her jump to humans and pays homage to the human body. There are strains of viruses. This disease is known scientifically acute respiratory syndrome.


            Diagnosis

            Injury is suspected SARS in people who suffer from:

            Any of the symptoms, including fever of 38 ° C and above.
            Normal or sexual contact with someone with SARS within the last ten days or travel to any areas identified by WHO as areas where SARS has spread recently. (Affected areas as of May 10, 2003 include parts of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ontario, Canada).


            Symptoms and infection

            Cause this disease from a virus that attacks the respiratory system, and extends the period of incubation (2-7) days after the person becomes contagious. Quickly become infected through direct contact with patients, where the virus transmitted through the droplets that come out of the respiratory tract during coughing and up to the nose or mouth or eyes, as well as the contact person to the surface of contaminated spray lead to illness.

            Spreads from person to person, especially during the hustle and incubation period of two days to seven days. The scientists believe that the infection can take place through "close contact" such as sneezing. But they have come to the ease of spread of the disease in spite of the lack of clear communication between patients and among others infected. In at least some cases, the virus can spread through the air or through objects such as constipation knobs Mmaesid difficult to control. The current strain of the virus is spread through droplets come out of the lungs with cough, doctors now are not sure that there are other ways of transmission.


            The disease starts with symptoms similar to common cold quickly turned to pneumonia, has infected dozens of people in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand, making the World Health Organization sent experts to Asia to try to find out the source and contain the disease.


            Prevention

            WHO issued for the first time in its history a global alert because of illness caused by this virus that has spread in most countries of Asia, where cases are concentrated. The virus is still spreading in China, although it contains - in part - in the rest of the world. Does not appear that the spread of SARS virus will end soon, raising fears about the spread of the disease.


            Company began Ertas German Pharmaceutical Industries in the distribution of test equipment new for the detection of virus pneumonia killer known as SARS. Experts say the company that the new tool was able to confirm the injury of any person sick within two hours only, while the traditional tests take more than ten days.

            The company announced the distribution of test equipment for SARS virus free.

            The Canadian researchers announced that they have discovered the genetic makeup of the virus. Was welcomed by medical institutions around the world with this achievement, but experts agreed that it is still huge efforts should be made to discover the source of the disease symptoms that are similar to flu symptoms, and to stop its spread

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            • #21
              Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

              Originally posted by alert View Post
              Here is a mention of a previous death in the ICU, of an "Asian woman" (from where in Asia?) with similar symptoms.

              And this article indicates that the nurse took ill on April 2, considerably earlier than previous reports. This article is also not even internally consistent with its case counts (16 cases? 15? 9?) Could the inclusion in the count of some or all of the unrelated "meningitis" cases in Ramtha be the reason for this discrepancy?

              It might be time to send this thread to ProMED.

              http://www.addustour.com/ViewTopic.a...2_id408613.htm

              Hospital infections rise to 16 blue case





              Amman, Zarqa, Irbid Constitution Kausar Sawalha

              Zahi and the Raja Sahib and the hill



              Crisis escalated pneumonia that appeared in the blue government hospital, while the continued assurances of the Ministry of Health that it is disturbing, recorded new cases of the disease to a Department of Internal Medicine doctors at the hospital yesterday morning.

              The symptoms, the doctor is the same that appeared on the injured ex-medical staff, with the transfer of the doctor patient for being treated in hospital, Prince Hamzah, while showing injury a close brother of nurse deceased and it has also the necessary treatment, according to medical sources, in addition to injuring a third of a worker in the hospital and receiving treatment in hospital, the Mount of Olives.

              Based on the implications of the position held and the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdul-Latif and Wreikat a press conference today at noon to talk about the subject and Mostagdath and clarify many things about what happened and what the nature of the disease.

              Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Daifallah Lozi between the results of lab tests will show - at the latest - within 48 hours, and aims to know what type of virus and the severity and gravity.

              Lozi and announced in a press statement that all patients with pneumonia from the hospital staff of the blue government fully recovered from the disease.

              He said the six nurses who were referred for treatment in a hospital in Prince Hamza left the hospital after full recovery.

              He added that the health status of the brother of a good nurse who died and that he will leave the hospital after the final testing to confirm full recovery.

              He pointed out that the ministry Lozi taken all preventive measures and treatment since the registration of infection among hospital staff of the blue state.

              He stressed that infection control procedures are strictly implemented in the hospital, assured that the situation in which good and that he routinely receives patients and it is not dangerous to them or to the staff working in the hospital.

              The Ministry of Health to seasonal pneumonia disease can appear in multiple situations such as this season and that the Ministry is able to deal with this disease and the treatments available to it, describing the injuries as a pandemic can be controlled. Underscoring the number of medical staff that the situation «troubling and marred by foggy».

              While The Ministry of Health that lab tests conducted in the central laboratory and university laboratories, confirm medical sources other that the samples sent to the three countries in order to ensure that tests and show cause real illness, indicate the number of directories that the problem in the disease (pneumonia) that resistant for treatment.

              And the watchers of the state nurse the deceased, which were first infected, the symptoms appeared in the second of this month where he suffered from high fever, cough and stayed ten days, suffering without that there will be no improvement in the condition, noting that they were treated with antibiotics without there is little or no result occurs to the improvement of her condition, which led to the transition to a private hospital for treatment, they moved to the mercy of God after the failure to control the progress of the disease.

              The Ministry seeks to know the basis of the transmission, indicates workers in a hospital in the blue to the possibility that the infection has moved from one case to one of the migrant Asian women, had entered the hospital in poor condition and very suffering from symptoms similar to high temperature, where it remained in the intensive care unit and died without is to know the real reasons behind her death.

              And the hospital staff is likely that the validity of this possibility is that the staff with the disease is the staff who supervised the treatment expatriate Asian.

              The number of workers in the hospital that «the slow and the Ministry of Health» - according to what he called - is what led to the increasing incidence of the fact that the nurse was the first wounded and then rolled injuries one after the other, asserting that the injuries have exceeded the 15 cases, and it exceeded the medical staff and went to injuring a security and protection of workers and cleaners, that is «the virus spread in the hospital».

              The hospital staff said blue state that he turned into a «ghost town», where during the hospital who had to review it, and not conducted in which only one process for those injured in a traffic accident, after it was normal for surgical procedures ranging from 20 to 25 surgery a day, according to the saying.

              In this context, the citizens and workers in a hospital in blue need to «remove the hospital from the presence of» he became «the center, B», indicating that the hygiene non-existent in all its facilities, in addition to the poor condition of the hospital building, which they said will not work with any type of maintenance and restoration.

              They indicated to me that in many cases, overflowing sewage on the sections of the hospital without being sterilized or cleaned properly, what makes it natural - as they say - that the place is full of diseases and viruses.



              Hospital blue, which has become free, but some of its cadres and medical staff after he was full of vitality and movement and activity by the reviewers patients and visitors, abandoned patients and fled from the precincts and corridors visitors and reviewers for fear of contracting the disease pulmonary mysterious hit 8 of its cadres of medical and nursing and led to the death of nurse working.

              At a time disappeared when the movement of the reviewers, active movement of medical personnel from the Ministry of Health after it was cut off many of the sections and started work sterilizing the various sections in the attempt to make a preventive measure for control of the situation that caused panic among the citizens, employees and medical staff alike.

              The last steps that were made yesterday that it was evacuating all the wounded to hospital, Prince Hamzah, although laboratory tests have yet to determine the type of disease that leads to disruption of the lungs and the concomitant rise in temperature, leading to a state of confusion and frustration among the reviewers and the sick.

              It was rumored among the citizens in the blue state of fear similar to prevail in the hospital, as citizens feared that the disease is transmitted to outside the hospital to become a community. The rumors began to move among the people about the sources of the disease.

              News spread of the disease and the death of the nurse pushed a large number of people of the blue to evacuate their patients and taking them to hospitals in the private sector, where reduced or nearly cut off the number of auditors to emergency clinics that are almost empty for fear of this pandemic virus, and now the majority of cases sick go to health centers, comprehensive or clinics State of the Hospital in the neighborhood of Prince Muhammad and the Alaptrawi.

              Exercise and medical staff of the remaining work of the center of its keen interest in medical wear protectors (masks) as a precautionary measure to prevent infection, while some of the medical staff failed to work after the announcement of the death.

              The hospital is known for the blue state, which was built sixty years ago, he witnessed overcrowding in the number of reviewers being the only public hospital that serves the city of blue around a population of about one million people. The hospital used to record the largest number of divisions to Alemrajaan and private clinics, where she was seen Adkhalath proportions exceed 100% of its capacity.

              Furthermore, Al «constitution» of medical sources informed that a report prepared on the injuries hospital blue government will hand over to the competent authorities, and that the initial information was nominated of the report, attributed the injuries the hospital to the non-application procedures for infection control it and that the development of sterilization in the intensive care unit the very poor condition, and does not apply where the sterilization protocol adopted in such units.

              The report stated that the injuries are limited and not pervasive «pandemic», which requires follow-up, verification and vigilance to prevent the transformation limited the outbreak to a pandemic.

              The report indicated that the reasons germ that struck the cases of hospital blue state is clearly defined, and that there is laboratory testing conducted in the laboratories of several of the Kingdom of Labs Hospital founding King Abdullah University of Science and Technology University of Jordan and Laboratories Ministry of Health and laboratories outside the Kingdom, likely the results of these tests in the near future to determine the nature of the causative bacterium.

              The report pointed out that in the event to keep the infection control procedures in many hospitals as it is, it threatens the emergence of future pandemics are unknown parameters and extent are unpredictable and its repercussions on the health of citizens.

              Meanwhile, medical sources informed that there was a marked increase in the number of pneumonia cases in various hospitals in the Kingdom for various reasons, including weather developments. They pointed out that these sources should not be confused with what happened in the hospital and hospital blue Ramtha government, asserting that the link is the link between them all the time and that no medical relationship between what happened in the two hospitals.

              And asked to medical sources, the ability of health systems used in hospitals and the Ministry of Health to conduct effective epidemiological surveys and can link the recorded cases of different bacterial causes that could lead to a pandemic.
              Apparently there is a discrepancy between the Dept of Health and the health care workers at the hospital as to the actual count of cases. I am going to change the title to read "possible 16 cases".

              Thanks Alert for following this today.
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              • #22
                Re: Jordan - Cluster of possibly 16 people with acute pneumonia type illness - Health Dept reports: 8 or 9 recovered, 1 dead

                Could the woman from the Philippines who might (or might not) be the index case still be alive? Eariler articles indicated she died, but this one appears to claim she was discharged.

                http://jordanzad.com/index.php?page=article&id=79903

                Hospital blue .. Epidemic or a serious failure in the management of the crisis!

                22-04-2012 02:31 AM

                Jordan increased the news -
                Ahmed Erekat - private - sources familiar with the hospital blue state that the epidemic pulmonary killer that has spread among medical staff in hospital blue state known as Hospital (Hawooz) and caused the death of one of the nurses it comes from a Filipino woman originally believed to be a maid in a house or factory worker entered the to hospital suffering from high fever have been inspected medical staff consisting of doctors, three nurses and ended up giving this lady antibiotics and medicine antipyretic and to leave the hospital to be seen as following the injury the doctor and nurses of the three with the same symptoms that were experienced by women and resulted in the matter of the death nurse.

                The question that presents itself where I went this lady who was the cause of infection? Do not search for them now they are a carrier of a dangerous virus left him among the aspects of the blue and left the hospital to be the cause of injuring others in their surroundings to turn it from just opposed to the epidemic include the city of Zarqa.

                On the other hand said a source who requested anonymity said the doctor who accompanied the nurses to preview the patient and that has been spreading the news of his death is still alive, suffering from the symptoms of regular flu and that the matter does not exceed the mere pneumonia powerful of the kind that used to doctors dealt with in this time of year, but what made things take the course of a wider than usual that the injuries were among the medical staff of the hospital may be due to this that the quality of the bacteria that cause the inflammation was able to develop itself so not affected by antibiotics with the usual assertion that the doctor who was in good condition on 21/4/2012 may leave the hospital tomorrow, and the Prince Hamza told us that Almamradan hunters who were wounded in the same time as the nurse was hit by God rest her soul had left the Prince Hamzah Hospital today they are in good health.

                In a telephone conversation with one of the patients told us that there is injury among cleaners and that the hospital two days ago, did not enter one of the cleaners who abstained from work, causing a state of anarchy and the spread of the garbage with the acute shortage of nurses, he underlined that the number of patients in the sections does not exceed the fingers of the hand one has been distributed packets of Sberto on patients for sterilization and food comes envelope tightly than usual, doctors and nurses wearing masks while not being distributed to patients or accompanying them, and said some sections empty of patients who left it upon themselves to private no administration is trying to prevent them from leaving for fear of to be carriers of a disease with the knowledge that the government hospitals as the other was said to him refuses to receive patients with hospital blue door precautions against infection, and in the meantime confirmed to us a doctor in one of the government hospitals over the phone that he was on the introduction of a state of hospital blue with sparking panic among patients and medical staff and then became clear to them that the introduction of the patient came through the mode of high-level person,

                On the other side said one of the doctors working in the hospital that there effort to stone on the news more than a stone on the epidemic and said (even if it was simple once suspected and B must take the measures the maximum confined until they are sure our vice-versa) and this is what we have not seen even for raincoats we place on our mouths and our noses and that we kept our own initiative and not at the request of the Department of the hospital practice, are not proof of infection, adding that the media blackout is a huge thing was the better for the management of the hospital held a meeting with medical staff and to report on what is happening, but they met with us only for the threat to take legal proceedings against absent from work than Zadna certainty that there is something serious is happening, especially after the sterilization process the first and second question here What sterilized? They are dealing with something unknown virus or bacteria does not know how to move to breathe touching Will spread easy in the air or not, in addition to the blackout on the number of infections within intensive care, where we heard that a brother nurse who died among the injured and his condition is bad and said he had to manage hospital to prevent the visit, because every visitor is qualified to carry the disease if we adopted that there is a serious infection, and transportation for his family and for the people in the street as well as prevent patients from leaving and not leaving leaving a facility on their shoulders and the application of the meaning of quarantine in a scientific manner minutes and finally said (we are afraid I do not think that one blame us because we refuse to be the martyrs of the negligence of the Ministry of Health and management of the hospital, they say that it is simple, while we have not seen one of the senior staff FINE Minister of Health who could only send an observer, why not bring it personally to what satisfied Btmina not speak directly with us and explain it from a scientific point of view to convince us that there is no risk ).

                For the sterilization process the first and second said another source close to the management of the hospital that the sterilization first was from the cadres of the hospital and was sterilized with simple tools, but the Department of Health and the Ministry preferred to re-sterilization again with tools more sophisticated and under the supervision of experts on sterilization as to the health minister is out of the country and is expected to arrive today.

                Of course, all that was said previously in the words of medical staff and the staff and patients will be the Ministry of Health and management of the hospital exiled, but what was in their favor and the above is clear to us that the style of the management of this crisis by the Ministry of Health through the Directorate of health of the blue and the end powered hospital blue government was a failure in the sense the word Valtotaim Media that has occurred since the death of a nurse and there were many using words Tminana and left to the rumors to be the master of the situation particularly with regard to the number of injuries to rise or fall, causing a reaction inverse resulted in a state of panic hit the workers, the sick and all the people of the blue especially adjacent to the hospital increased the of the confusion and make people deal with the statements officials of the very few with skepticism, relying on the wisdom that says (an ounce of prevention is better than cure), raising the level of vigilance and preparedness to protect themselves with a deep sense of immersion the people of the blue and staff at his hospital state that they last are the owners of government decision-For the words of an employee of the hospital who said bitterly (hum what if he dies young like us as long as the adult fine) Vaslob crisis management is what created the crisis.

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                • #23
                  Re: Jordan - Cluster of possibly 16 people with acute pneumonia type illness - Health Dept reports: 8 or 9 recovered, 1 dead

                  This appears to be the earliest report of the outbreak found so far:

                  http://www.sarayanews.com/object-art...B9%D8%AF%D9%8A

                  Evacuation of intensive care unit in a hospital in Zarqa Hawooz because of the spread of «virus» preparers

                  2012-04-16 13:04:32

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                  Saraya - I learned, "Brigades" that the management of the government hospital in Zarqa, which is called the Hospital has decided to evacuate Hawooz Department of intensive care on Monday morning because of the proliferation of "virus" the authors in the same section.



                  The sources said that it had been the formation of a specialized medical team for sterilization section as not report any injuries to the auditors by the proliferation of "virus"

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                  • #24
                    Re: Jordan - Cluster of possibly 16 people with acute pneumonia type illness - Health Dept reports: 8 or 9 recovered, 1 dead

                    Two days old, but an interesting preventative measure:

                    http://www.sarayanews.com/object-art...88%D8%A8%D8%A9

                    Strange disease in a hospital enters Hawooz 5 nurses in a coma

                    2012-04-19 14:04:11


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                    Saraya - blue - special - despite the passage of days on the mysterious disease that hit the department in a hospital intensive care blue state "Hawooz" but the medical staff to find out which form of bacteria that struck nurses This section is still unknown.

                    Has been awarded "Saraya" specific information confirms that the number of injuries of nurses working in the same department arrived to the "7" Nurses have been transferred for treatment in the Islamic Hospital, while five of them entered into a coma and status of health is very bad.

                    The "Brigades" has exclusively published the news a few days ago.

                    That reacted to the issue of the mysterious illness that struck the intensive care unit where nurses are always rejected in the same section for fear of infection at a time when the hospital administration has threatened to crack down on administrative residuals for all times.

                    According to the information that the medical staff informed the hospital administration fears of the mysterious disease and the fear of transmission to their children, where they live in great fear has led to detection of the hospital administration that they sleep in their cars for fear of their children from disease.

                    The sources for "Brigades" that the beginning of the mysterious disease had appeared two weeks ago at the start of a nurse with experience over 18 years, it was noted by the continued high temperature, although to give it all types of antibiotics.

                    The sources confirmed that the fear began when he was hit two from the back of them nurses and high temperature and general decline in addition to turning to white lung as a result of infections that hit the respiratory tract where they were taken for treatment at the Islamic Hospital.

                    It is interesting that the Minister of Health does not have to make any statement about this mysterious disease, which did not disclose his name and his treatment so far.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Jordan - Cluster of possibly 16 people with acute pneumonia type illness - Health Dept reports: 8 or 9 recovered, 1 dead

                      Another previously unreported fatality:

                      http://www.rumonline.net/more.php?newsid=72810&catid=7

                      Date: 04/20/2012 Time: 11:01 pm, and a child's death a mystery illness in Ajloun ..!


                      Rum - Rakan Tinderbox
                      Girl died at the age of 8 years last night in the District of Ajloun Governorate Kufranja symptoms after being struck a sharp rise in temperature and severe pneumonia as confirmed by medical sources Rum's Health Directorate in the province.
                      The sources said the child to a health center Asaft Kufranja after suffering from pneumonia accompanied by a sharp rise in temperature great, but it reached deceased.
                      Other sources confirmed that the symptoms that appeared on Alotflhy similar to those symptoms that appeared on some of the nurses in a hospital in the blue government wondering about the measures undertaken by the Ministry of Health to find out the cause of death and the precautionary measures taken by with her ​​parents to make sure not to have the same disease, God forbid.
                      Indicated that the mysterious disease emerged in recent Alakhirhy suffer Massaboh of severe pneumonia and a rise in temperature was injured by the 8 of the workers in a hospital in the blue state and died on its impact on one of the nurses infected as girl died in Ramtha and wounded 5 others with the same disease and who diagnosed the case of the girl in recent Ramtha Hospital Balshaaa but no one has yet explained so far is a disease that kills Ppalardnin become victims every day and go ..

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                      • #26
                        Re: Jordan - Cluster of possibly 16 people with acute pneumonia type illness - Health Dept reports: 8 or 9 recovered, 1 dead

                        These are the four fatalities I was aware of (not including the Egyptian laborer which may be errant).

                        This is a doctor's blog:

                        http://www.karamatnews.com/more-5459...clean_title%7D

                        How income mysterious disease to Jordan ...??


                        Are dozens of questions arise about what the disease epidemic which was launched recently by the name of \ 'killer of people \' which resulted in several deaths officially announced for one of them belonging to the nurse in a hospital in the blue government called emotions in what she said unofficial sources that the 4 victims died as a result of this epidemic disease, including patients of Filipino nationality may enter the hospital was a blue state about three weeks and the impoverishment emotions nurse and then a three-year-old in Ramtha and then a child eight years old in Ajloun.

                        Disease other than caused by the death of moved to the mercy of God he was able to infect 14 people Zarqa and 5 Balrmtha in unofficial statistics as we do not know if there were other cases in our hospitals, which is concerned with in the greatest cases collect large sums of money regardless of the disasters that may occur not God forbid if admitted to these hospitals, patients and people with infectious diseases arrivals Mtanasean how much will be attached to those with other injuries than those who deal with them at the working level and at the social level.

                        Observers of the sequences of the disease found that Jordan was completely free of this epidemic disease that has turned a look hospitals, especially private as well as to view the material instead of humanity became receives thousands of patients coming wide range of nationalities to reap as much as possible of the amount, ignoring the dangers that may occur to those who are dealing with these patients and that the infection has been passed to them.

                        Medical sources confirmed that the Kingdom is now witnessing the return of significant chronic diseases such as tuberculosis and the old AIDS, malaria and there is a clear shortcoming in the organization of health screening for contacts of patients with infectious epidemic diseases in all the provinces.


                        The source urged greater oversight of the health governorates of the Kingdom, as well as to form a body approved by all the medical workforce in the country, to study the rate of increase, and out by the scientific face of infectious diseases and epidemics.

                        Informed sources said that the nationality of the patients from hospital to enter the Philippine government before the blue twenty days and 48 hours after he died and the hospital administration sterilizing department and intensive care Baldettol Alhaapeix and was re-opening section ... What happened after that??

                        Nurse was hit by God rest her soul and emotions that died of SARS is believed to be quoted and injury to her brother and wounded another doctor and six nurses at a hospital other blue state as well as injuring a nurse and another today announced that the injuries in hospital blue rose to 14 injured in the same disease.

                        Cases that were hit with the same disease suffered from the symptoms of high temperatures and severe pneumonia.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Jordan - Cluster of approximately 19 people with acute pneumonia type illness - approximately 4 fatalities

                          computer translation

                          http://taifjo.com/jonews/manshit-news/16482.html

                          Wreikat: disease "blue state" is not serious and myself had taken samples for some patients

                          22-04-2012 01:57:04

                          Spectrum News -Approved the Minister of Health Dr. Abdul Latif Wreikat, the existence of a mysterious disease spread in a hospital in the blue state, but he played down the seriousness of stressing that he was not hurt, but its workers, an indicator of lack of seriousness of the disease.

                          He Wreikat, during a news conference in the meantime to talk about the virus unknown that has infected a number of cadres of hospital blue state, that the disease has infected 11 people and led to the death of only one and the rest of the patients on their way to healing, stressing that it was formed an emergency team to check the infection.

                          said Wreikat the hospital sterility 3 times, and the Minister toured the hospital, specimens were taken for all patients and sent to laboratories of the Ministry of Health.

                          Until this moment, and since the beginning of the incident the first to hit a nurse in the hospital Balvyrus and reports are conflicting about the nature of this virus and the reason for his move and what fueled it largely is the death of the nurse and so far no news for sure about the disease or about the size of the injury.

                          latest news spoke of the number of with over 16 injured, most of them medical staff 2 of them in a coma, and one of the wounded who comes from an Arab country.

                          Another news revealed the cause of death of the nurse on Thursday, a severe acute respiratory syndrome, or what is known for short as 'SARS'.

                          Source who preferred not to be named in a statement expected to be the cause of the spread of infection refrigerator dump the dead body of a Filipino at a time when the nurse entered the room led to HIV infection and the appearance of symptoms of illness immediately.

                          Another source Kchwen hospital blue prevented the government out of the hospital and its employees give any licenses for them.
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                          • #28
                            machine translation

                            http://www.alrai.com/article/507864.html

                            11 cases of viral pneumonia in a hospital in the blue government
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                            Amman - Opinion - Health Minister Dr Abdul Latif Wreikat, the total number of people with symptoms of viral pneumonia, which reported in the government blue hospital until this morning was 11 cases.
                            He said in a press conference held on Sunday in the ministry building to talk about the injured staff Tabay in hospital pneumonia virus that was introduced last two cases to the Prince Hamzah Hospital on Saturday night, and enter the two doctors cured them one and the other under treatment, and also has been the introduction of 8 nurses at the hospital 6 cured of whom died Atef Balawi nurse at the hospital and two remained the Muslim under treatment, and enter a state of non-nursing staff and medical which is now under treatment.
                            He noted that the cases of the four that are currently in hospital in a stable position and that the three of them in Prince Hamzah Hospital and one in the Islamic Hospital, pointing out that the most important symptoms that appeared on all patients was the very high temperature, dry cough and general weakness, loss of appetite, in addition to the presence of changes ray in the chest in all cases.
                            He Wreikat, to the presence of Sri Lankan patients hospitalized diabetic coma symptoms in the first week of the month of March and discharged from the hospital and then introduced again in the first week of April in a coma as a case suicide "criminal" and died on 15 April. [Is this unrelated or a new case? - alert]
                            He explained that he immediately Report the ministry, injuring four of the medical staff working in the Mschqy blue government symptoms of the disease has taken the measures used in the treatment of patients according to protocols of scientific practice, noting that he was set up teams to monitor the epidemic and the implementation of field visits daily follow-up and put the hospital under active monitoring.
                            He confirmed that he Wreikat samples were examined for patients and surfaces in the laboratories of the Ministry of Health Central to make sure the risk of swine flu, or influenza or SARS, and show that he does not have any kind of diseases known worldwide.
                            He was evaluated measures of infection control in departments of the hospital and review the records of patients entrances to sections (ECU) and (cc U), in addition to interview patients and Astqsaúhm to determine the source of infection and modes of transmission and sampling of patients and surfaces to be tested was sent to reference laboratories, and the transfer of some patients to the Prince Hamzah Hospital at the request of their parents.
                            He added that the difference Wreikat, competent and has done a survey pandemic precaution of the surrounding area hospital to look for similar cases in the population did not find any case, stressing the need for hospital staff use of PPE, disinfectants and detergents road sound.
                            He explained that he did not record this year in the hospital any casualties among the patients in the other sections or between the escorts and the reviewers and staff of administrative and financial operating it, but the incidence of flu is less by a large margin compared to last year, stressing that climate change at this time helps the emergence of viruses and clean the most important protection of them.
                            He Wreikat, that all measures taken by the ministry received support from all health sectors in Jordan, and that the condition announced by Ramtha in a hospital does not have to do with what happened in the hospital blue.
                            For his part, Captain Mohammed Hatamleh nurses union that followed what happened from the very beginning and that the professional responsibility we had to describe the facts as they are, adding that the ministry has taken all effective measures that prevented the aggravation of the problem between the nurses and the citizens it not for the safety measures to the injuries were in the hundreds.
                            Last edited by sharon sanders; April 22nd, 2012, 09:41 AM. Reason: added machine translation at top & red bolding

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                            • #29
                              Re: Jordan - Cluster of approximately 19 people with acute pneumonia type illness - approximately 4 fatalities

                              SARS excluded as well.

                              I believe the Sri Lankan mentioned here and above died in that hospital, but is suspected not to have died of an infectious disease.

                              http://www.assabeel.net/important-to...%B1%D8%B3.html

                              Minister of Health: 11 cases of viral pneumonia Zarqa government. Sunday, April 22, 2012 16:25 ..

                              Way - Ahmed Barqawi



                              Not specify the Ministry of Health quality of "virus mysterious" that led to the death of nurse emotions Balawi and injuring a number of cadres of hospital blue state with acute pneumonia, although conduct laboratory testing on samples taken from patients in the Medical Laboratory of the Central and university laboratories of Jordan, did not show results yet.

                              The Minister of Health Abdul Latif Wreikat, for "the way" on the sidelines of a press conference held Sunday in the ministry building to talk about the viral disease, the cause of the disease that affected staff in a hospital in the blue government is not yet known, denying at the same time that the virus of the type of "SARS" or what is known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome "SARS".

                              He added that the lab tests conducted on samples showed that the virus has nothing to do with "SARS" or swine flu.

                              He emphasized that laboratory tests have yet to determine the quality of the virus that caused the death of a nurse and wounding ten people a viral pneumonia, a reminder that all tests conducted at the Central Laboratory of the Ministry of Health and Lab University of Science and Technology, denying send samples to any country to be tested.

                              It was announced during the conference and Wreikat the formation of a commission of inquiry by the Ministry of Health; to find out the cause of death emotions Balawi nurse to reassure its people and citizens, pointing out that no autopsy of deceased relatives refused this.

                              He pointed out that any viral infection, the proportion of deaths among patients from 10 to 30 percent.

                              Played down the health minister of the seriousness of this viral disease, the fact that medical staff was able to surround and to reverse the incidence of 10 cadres hospital blue state and the brother of Pathogenic deceased, pointing out that none of the patients and escorts and Auditors of the hospital did not hurt the disease contagious.

                              The Wreikat, that control of the disease is not very difficult, stressing preventive infection control measures taken by the Ministry of Health if the emergence of viral disease among the cadres of the government hospital blue.

                              He said that the main cause of infection disease among the injured is not known yet, denying his move for people of cadres of hospital blue by sick Sri Lankan entered the hospital with "diabetic coma" before exiting and return again in the case of suicide, they do not suffer from pneumonia.

                              According to Weir of Health, the number of people infected viral until Sunday morning, about 11 injured, including two doctors, one of whom is still receiving treatment at Prince Hamzah Hospital, and 8 nurses, similar to 6 of them in what is left to heal under treatment, two nurses, as well as the brother of the deceased nurse.

                              The Wreikat, that symptoms of the disease is high temperature by 100%, and a dry cough by 70%, and general weakness by 50%, anorexia 40%, pointing out that the X-rays revealed the presence of changes in the chest in all cases.

                              He favored the Minister of Health by 90 percent, that the cause of SARS is a virus and not bacteria, confirming that this disease does not reach the level of pandemic swine flu.

                              According to observers, is a virus mysterious "pandemic disease" or B; in case of transmission between the masses of people by breathing and Rmad mouth, which increases the risk of spread and the widening of injuries, which requires the stone healthy for patients and conduct disinfection of the place.

                              In turn called for captain Mohammed nurses Hatamleh blue state hospital nurses to attend work without hesitation or fear, saying the Ministry of Health Thiam sterilize all the parts of the hospital more than once during the past few days.

                              And student nurses Hatamleh not to take positions unjustified, pointing to the existence of enticing invitations did not identify the parties who refuse to join the move to work.

                              He said that the Ministry of Health was strongly present in dealing with the disease; through to take effective measures to prevent the spread of infection among hospital workers in the blue government.

                              The Hatamleh that what was done by the Ministry of Health prevented the widening spread of viral disease and keep it limited to 11 cases, pointing out that toured throughout the hospital, accompanied by health officials after the sterilization process.

                              The Ministry of Health announced

                              The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health announced Saturday that all people with pneumonia, hospital staff of the blue government has recovered fully from the disease.

                              He said in a press statement that the six nurses who were referred for treatment at Prince Hamzah Hospital discharged from hospital after recovery fully, pointing out that the health status of the nurse's brother, who died well and will leave the hospital after the final testing to confirm full recovery.

                              He stressed that infection control procedures are strictly implemented in a hospital in the blue government, pointing out that the situation in which good and that he routinely receives patients not dangerous to them or the hospital staff.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Jordan - Cluster of approximately 19 people with acute pneumonia type illness - approximately 4 fatalities

                                I can't copy the text from the link below, but it states an incubation period for the disease of "between two and nine days", somewhat longer than one would expect for influenza.

                                http://www.menafn.com/arabic/qn_news...yId=1093505706

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