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  • Jordan - Cluster of approximately 13 people with acute pneumonia type illness, 2 fatalities - April 20 - May 2012 - Novel coronavirus confirmed

    healthmap
    machine translated

    "Health": 5 cases with acute pneumonia and infectious hospital blue state


    19-04-2012 05:54 PM


    Jordan increased the news -
    Wounded five people in hospital blue state with acute pneumonia, a kind of contagious, causing no deaths or cases of coma, said Director of Health Care in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Bassam Hijjawi. He Hijjawi in comments for 'tomorrow' that the ministry is working according to the procedures for infection control in order to No more so as it infection hospitals did not move to the community, pointing out that the team monitoring the infection, who has been 3 days working on the follow chain of infection. He explained that what matters the ministry is the process of diagnosis, whether Vairose or bacterial, but it certainly caused by the bacterium is not known will be identified after the results of cultivation of pathogens conducted by the laboratories of the ministry. Hijjawi stressed that the hospital in case of partial isolation and take further action as the old hospital. tomorrow
    http://jordanzad.com/index.php?page=article&id=79671
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  • #2
    Thanks Ronan. Looks like healthmap picked up yesterday's version of the news.

    It appears there were 9 total patients - mostly health care workers: 1 doctor has been released, 7 nurses are recovering well, a brother of a nurse died.


    machine translation

    April 20, 2012

    Health confirms the stability of state Victims blue hospital with pneumonia


    AMMAN (Petra) - The Ministry of Health that the health status of patients with pneumonia of cadres of hospital blue public good and stable. The Secretary General of the ministry, Dr. Daifallah Lozi in a press statement on Friday that the doctor with the disease left the hospital two days after the entry where the injury is simple and treated home and recovered completely, while leaving four people during the next 24 hours, and leave the other three after assessing their health status is final as they are recovering well. mentioned that he

    was registered nine cases of illness, including doctor, seven nurses and nurses from the hospital staff and the brother of the nurse, who died yesterday, where was her severe. Dr. Lozi that the ministry has taken immediate action and preventive and therapeutic in the hospital and patients were conducted a survey and endemic in the hospital and its surroundings to determine the source of infection and take action to stop its series, stressing that he did not record any disease outside the scope of the staff working in the hospital except brother of the nurse the deceased. He explained that the ministry closed the intensive care unit at the hospital for sterilization as well as a sterilization process inclusive of the other sections of the hospital, who works and receives his patients as usual, pointing out that to provide the conditions for the sterilization process has been rushed directly to the Prince Hamzah Hospital. A team technician now a sterilization process inclusive of the hospital according to established technical and scientific procedures. The Lozi that the incidence of lung diseases are common in this season, especially with the weather conditions.

    He denied any connection with epidemic between the death of the girl child in a hospital Ramtha government and injuries pneumonia in a hospital in the blue government, explaining that the death of the girl with her ​​two caused by meningitis

    http://www.addustour.com/ViewTopic.a...m#.T5HK8LNYvYs
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    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

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    • #3
      Re: Jordan - 9 cases with acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

      machine translation

      King continues, "mysterious disease" and the ministry assured
      4/20/2012 7:48:59 PM]

      Secretary General of the Ministry Lozi: things are stable and good hospital director Alzarkaoualhpashna: the situation is not reassuring fine specialist thoracic Balasalama Zaf: the death of the nurse to differences in natural immunity Ammon - nostalgia Qawasmi - learned "Ammon," that His Majesty the King issued instructions to the medical community to pay Multi mysterious disease who was injured by the 8 people from the hospital blue state, utmost care. informed medical sources reliable that the Royal Medical Services entered on line file mysterious disease under the guidance of ownership, and that the medical committee common sequence topic-you-go, especially after the death of a nurse from the disease. and the transfer of people wounded in disease, "inflammation of the lung mysterious "this morning from a hospital Alzarkaoualy Prince Hamzah Amman after protests by the medical staff and nursing and threatened strike from work in the absence of transfer, especially after hearing the news of the death of their colleague nurse emotions Balawi by the mysterious disease. hit by this mysterious disease and is not known yet, 9 persons, including doctors and seven nurses, and the brother of Pathogenic Balawi, according to the Ministry of Health announced. and died yesterday from the disease nurse emotions scourge of hospital staff, which was the first contracted the disease. described the hospital director blue state Marwan Habashneh, in a statement to "Ammon," the disease "the delinquent "or so-called" epidemic ",

      and stressed that the disease is transmitted by breathing and Rmad mouth the more serious issue. stressed Habashneh the need to isolate patients and Alahenmam large sterilization and cleaning of patient rooms, pointing to the need to give a minimum distance of one meter on less assessment to ensure that transmission.

      He favored the report came out by the Committee on medical doctors medical services property and King Hussein Cancer Center, which followed cases, the possibility that the disease is known as the "Balbmomunya" for Bnumonia ". told Habashneh to "Ammon," The probability of death, disease, pneumonia, normal up to 30 percent. said Habashneh that efforts are focused now to recognize the seriousness of this disease and the possibility that lead to death, especially with the non-emergence of pathogens or to know with certainty instance name a medical after conducting tests of the microbe laboratories Hussein Hospital and Islamic Hospital and Prince Hamza Hospital. said Habashneh's "Ammon" that the patient returned Saeed Shaheen, head of Department of Medicine Hospital Alzarkaoualmugod Balasalama to follow up his case, and that the specialist chest at the hospital told him that the situation is very stable. added Habashneh said specialist bra in the "Islamic" Dr. Mamoun Zaf most likely cause of death of nurse Balawi is the disparity and differences in the natural immune system. As is clear, because the probability of death of the 8 patients is one of a 1/8 and this is a sign "does not reassure the fine to the present time," 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 and received by "Ammon," that the health status of patients with pneumonia of cadres of hospital blue government a good and stable. said Lozi that the doctor with the disease left the hospital two days after he entered was his simple and treated home and fully recovered. while leaving the hospital 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 noteworthy that he recorded nine cases of illness, including doctor, seven nurses and nurses from the hospital staff and the brother of the nurse, who died yesterday where she was her high. The Lozi that The ministry has taken immediate action and preventive and therapeutic in the hospital and patients were conducted a survey and endemic in the hospital and its surroundings 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 nurse the deceased. The Lozi, the ministry closed intensive care unit at the hospital for sterilization, as well as a sterilization process inclusive of the rest of the sections of the hospital, 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 specializing currently in the process sterilization comprehensiveness of the hospital according to established technical and scientific practice. The Lozi that the incidence of lung diseases are common in this season, especially with the weather conditions. denied Lozi any connection with epidemic between the death of the girl child in a hospital Ramtha government and injuries pneumonia in a hospital in the blue government. The Lozi that the death of the child of two years of age in Ramtha Hospital caused her meningitis.


      http://www.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=117856
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      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

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      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

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      • #4
        Re: Jordan - 9 people with acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

        http://www.addustour.com/ViewTopic.a...1_id408421.htm

        Medical alert to detect the cause «infections blue»



        Amman, Zarqa - The Constitution

        The Ministry of Health described the emergence of cases of pneumonia in a hospital in the blue government as «limited natural pandemic», as was confirmed by the director of primary health care in the ministry d. Bassam Hijjawi. And Hijjawi's »Constitution» that all cases not linked to swine flu, or influenza.

        For his part, predicted captain Mohammed Hatamleh nurses to leave the nurses who were infected in the hospital today and tomorrow, noting that there has been a significant improvement on their state of health. The Ministry of Health denied the existence of any epidemiological link between the death of the girl child in a hospital Ramtha government and injuries in the hospital with pneumonia blue. It showed that the death of the girl with two years of age in a hospital in her Ramtha caused by meningitis.

        The Secretary General of the Ministry, Dr. Daifallah Lozi in press statements that the health status of patients with pneumonia of the blue hospital staff is good and stable government.

        In the province of blue widow after Friday prayers yesterday the nurse who died of pneumonia as a result of her to a cemetery of Jordan. And follow-up to the emergence of infections in the hospital, monitored the «constitution» great manifestations of fear among citizens in the province, especially the health staff in the hospital.

        The director of Blue State Hospital, Dr. Marwan Habashneh, who succeeded in convincing the nursing staff to return to the practice of his work, that the owners of the urgent needs are driven to enter the hospital at the moment.

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        • #5
          Re: Jordan - 9 people with acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

          http://alrasednews.com/%D8%A7%D8%B1%...9%84%D9%80-14/

          The high incidence of the mysterious disease for 14
          20 - 04 - 2012 20 - 04-2012

          Increased incidence of pulmonary disease, which appeared in a mysterious blue hospital 14 cases to the government until Friday.

          Live and the hospital staff and the auditors state of fear, where many employees give themselves to leave for fear of injury, especially after the death of emotions that the nurse had contracted the disease a few days ago and died on Thursday evening.

          He said the hospital director, Dr. Marwan Habashneh that the condition of patients in good health except for the brother of Pathogenic deceased, adding that the hospital administration has taken all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of new cases, adding that the administration is working to diagnose the disease, which led to the death of a nurse and wounding nine other people.

          He said samples had been sent to Egypt in order to detect lung disease that the most important symptoms of cough and high temperature.

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

          The Secretary General of the ministry, Dr. Daifallah Lozi in a press statement Friday that the ministry has taken on the spot preventive measures and treatment in the hospital and patients were conducted a survey and endemic in the hospital and its surroundings to determine the source of infection and take action to stop its series, stressing that he did not record any disease outside the scope of staff Working in the hospital except for the brother of the deceased nurse.

          He explained that the ministry closed the intensive care unit at the hospital for sterilization as well as a comprehensive sterilization process for the rest of the sections of the hospital, who works and receives his patients as usual, pointing out that to provide the conditions for the sterilization process has been rushed directly to the Prince Hamzah Hospital.

          The technical team is currently conducting a specialized sterilization process 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.

          He denied any link between the epidemic and the death of the child in a hospital in northern Jordan Ramtha government and injuries in the hospital with pneumonia blue state, explaining that the death of the girl with her ​​two caused by meningitis.

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          • #6
            Re: Jordan - 9 people with acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

            I wonder if the underlined text is an attempt to translate the name of a specific disease:

            http://www.kermalkom.com/more-38016-...84%D8%AE%D8%B7

            King continues, "mysterious virus" .. Zarqa, and intervention of the Royal Medical Services on-line

            كرمالكم الإخبارية Krmalkm News

            Learned that His Majesty the King issued a directive to pay the medical topic mysterious disease which 8 people were injured by the blue of the government hospital, utmost care.

            And reliable medical sources reported that the Royal Medical Services entered on the line of mysterious disease directives file ownership, and that the medical committee following the joint topic-you-go, especially after the death of a nurse from the disease.

            And the transfer of people wounded in disease, "lung inflammation of the mysterious" this morning from a hospital in Amman, Prince Hamzah 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 by 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 yesterday from the disease nurse emotions scourge of hospital staff, which was the first hit of the disease.

            He described the hospital director Marwan Habashneh blue state of the disease as "delinquent" or so-called "epidemic", and stressed that the disease is transmitted by breathing and mouth Rmad the more serious issue.

            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.

            Bnumonia". 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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            • #7
              Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

              Originally posted by sharon sanders View Post
              Thanks Ronan. Looks like healthmap picked up yesterday's version of the news.

              It appears there were 9 total patients - mostly health care workers: 1 doctor has been released, 7 nurses are recovering well, a brother of a nurse died.

              Actually, the translations are poor, but I believe a nurse him/herself died, and also infected his/her brother.

              Thank you, RoRo and Sharon, for finding this one; I can't even imagine what the cause on it might be.

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              • #8
                Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                http://www.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=117821

                The death of a nurse in the blue after an infectious disease

                [4/19/2012 11:18:08 PM] [4/19/2012 11:18:08 PM]

                Ammon - Salah Abbadi - Emotions Balawi nurse died Thursday evening after the blue spread of infectious disease hospital in the blue state in which they operate.

                The disease has infected an unknown number of nurses the hospital a few days ago.

                Said Captain Mohammad Alhtamlh nurses in a statement that the symptoms that Ammon was injured by a number of nurses, nurse appeared on the deceased's brother, stressing that he has not been proven cure any of the nurses who passed the infection to them in the hospital.

                The disease in acute lower respiratory tract in accordance with hospital doctors in the blue of the government began evacuating Almreddy him by relatives.

                The captain nurses had announced in a press statement Wednesday that five nurses receiving treatment for infection leading to pneumonia during the work in the Department of intensive care in hospital blue state.

                He demanded the closure of the unit that Alhtamlh has the injury or any other unit transmitted the infection to them, stressing the need to be the case that the transfer of suspected bird flu treatment immediately without waiting for the report of the committees concerned.

                He was a doctor and five nurses, including nurse have been injured on the very high body temperature and shortness of breath and nausea, which led to admission to the intensive care unit at the hospital for treatment.

                In the same context, give 50 male nurses and nurses working in hospital blue government, demanding the transfer of virus infections "severe pneumonia" to hospitals in Amman and to provide the necessary care for the rest of the patients.

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                • #9
                  Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                  From yesterday:

                  http://alkaramaonline.com/index.php?...-59&Itemid=524

                  Alhtamlh urges the government Baltkvl treating nurses were infected during work

                  Student nurses captain Mohammed Hatamleh government Baltkvl treating nurses were taken to a private hospital after infection leading to pneumonia during the work in the Department of intensive care in hospital blue state.

                  He said Alhtamlh said in a statement Wednesday night that he said during a visit to the nurses to check on their health, the need to shut down the unit that has injury, or any unit transmitted to it infection, stressing the need to be transfer case suspected bird flu treatment immediately without waiting for the report of the committees concerned.

                  Hatamleh and met during the visit, the hospital director, Dr. Marwan Habashneh as well as a committee of the Ministry of Health.

                  He was a doctor and five nurses, including nurse have been injured on the very high body temperature and shortness of breath and nausea, which led to admission to the intensive care unit at the hospital for treatment.

                  --(بترا) - (Petra)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                    There is not a mention about the time of symptoms onset among the patients so that it results difficult to point toward a specific infectious agent.

                    If the onset was almost symultaneous among them, it could be an environmental contamination, such as legionella or other hospital-acquired bacterial infection.

                    Mycoplasma pneumoniae should be excluded by laboratory tests since a number of European region countries are experiencing outbraeks of this disease.

                    It is likely the patients are being treated empirically for hospital and community-acquired pneumonia with broad-spectrum antibiotics and if patients are recovering it could be that the causative agent is sensitive or causing a self-limiting disease. (IOH)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                      Zarqa hospital ICU closed after nurse dies from infection

                      2012-04-20

                      AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health on Friday closed the Intensive Care Unit at the Zarqa Public Hospital that is believed to be the source for an infectious disease that affected a number of staff working in the hospital, one of whom died on Thursday.

                      In a statement that was sent to The Jordan Times on Friday, the ministry’s Secretary General Daifallah Louzi said seven nurses, a doctor and a family member of one of the nurses, were infected with the disease that is believed to be “pneumonia”.

                      He noted that the investigations proved that the ICU was the source of this infection, adding that one of the nurses died on Thursday.
                      ...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                        Originally posted by Giuseppe Michieli View Post
                        There is not a mention about the time of symptoms onset among the patients so that it results difficult to point toward a specific infectious agent.

                        If the onset was almost symultaneous among them, it could be an environmental contamination, such as legionella or other hospital-acquired bacterial infection.

                        Mycoplasma pneumoniae should be excluded by laboratory tests since a number of European region countries are experiencing outbraeks of this disease.

                        It is likely the patients are being treated empirically for hospital and community-acquired pneumonia with broad-spectrum antibiotics and if patients are recovering it could be that the causative agent is sensitive or causing a self-limiting disease. (IOH)
                        The entire incident seems to have a very short time period; perhaps all in the past three or four days. Given that eight of the first nine reported cases worked together, but the ninth did not, I have to think H2H spread is occuring because I can't imagine any location where all nine individuals would have been (unless the brother visited his sister at work?). If so, that would exclude Legionella. I think, given some of the above articles that they are assuming the source of the illness was a patient treated in that ICU.

                        Assuming they are correct about having excluded influenza, adenovirus should also be on the list of possible suspects.

                        While pneumonic plague has never been reported from Jordan (as far as ProMED is aware), plague has been reported in the past few years from neighboring countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, so plague should be considered if more common diagnoses are excluded.

                        Also of note is that in January 2008, before the H1N1 pandemic, five fatalities due to an unknown respiratory disease were reported from neighboring Iraq:

                        http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20090123.0295

                        to which no follow-up or diagnosis was ever released. Obviously, without a diagnosis in either outbreak, there is no way to tell if they are related.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 1 recovered, 7 good condition, 1 dead

                          And the six remaining nurses have all been discharged, leaving only the brother of the fatality hospitalized.

                          http://jordanzad.com/index.php?page=article&id=79830

                          Health ... Healing with pneumonia in a hospital in the blue

                          21-04-2012 02:11 PM 21-04-2012 02:11 PM

                          Declared Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Daifallah Lozi healing all with pneumonia from 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 added 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, adding that the ministry has taken all preventive measures and treatment since the registration of infection among hospital staff of the blue state.

                          And that the ministry conducted laboratory tests required in the laboratory and in the central university laboratories to determine the cause of the disease and will announce the results of these tests if its end.

                          Dr. Al-Lozi that infection control procedures are strictly implemented in the hospital, confirmed that the situation as well and it receives patients normally not dangerous to them or to the staff working in the hospital.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

                            Source: http://jordantimes.com/Zarqa+hospita...outbreak-47214

                            Zarqa hospital staff ‘cured’ after disease outbreak
                            Outbreak originated in hospital ICU, killed one nurse
                            by Khetam Malkawi | Apr 21,2012 | 18:52
                            (MCT photo)

                            AMMAN — Seven people affected by an outbreak of infectious disease that originated in Zarqa Public Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit were in good condition Saturday, and all but one had been released from hospital, according to a Health Ministry statement.

                            The ministry on Friday closed the ICU following an outbreak of infectious disease, believed to be pneumonia, that affected seven nurses, one of whom died on Thursday, one doctor, and the brother of one of the nurses.

                            In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Saturday, the ministry’s Secretary General Daifallah Lozi said six nurses and the deceased nurse’s brother had been “completely cured” after receiving treatment.

                            The six nurses who were referred to Prince Hamzeh Hospital were discharged after being treated, he said, adding that the brother was in "good shape" and would be discharged after undergoing final tests to make sure he is free of the disease.

                            Louzi said that the ministry is currently conducting laboratory tests to determine the cause of the illness and that the hospital is now receiving patients as usual, with no remaining danger to hospital staff, Petra reported...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jordan - Cluster of 9 people with undiagnosed acute pneumonia: 7 recovered, 1 still hospitalized, 1 dead

                              http://deeretnanews.com/index.php?op...409&Itemid=422

                              The emergence of new cases of epidemic pneumonia and entered hospital Hamza
                              Writer / monitoring news
                              Saturday, 21 April 2012
                              Our Country News - the total number of infected cases of pulmonary mysterious epidemic that appeared two weeks ago in a hospital in the blue state to 10, following the introduction of a new patient to Prince Hamzah Hospital on Saturday, after a confirmed case by the epidemic.

                              A number of workers in the blue government hospital refrained from carrying out their duties after a steady drumbeat of news the death of their colleague nurse the day before yesterday, which was hit by the epidemic, according to medical sources at the hospital.

                              The sources confirmed that a state of fear Antapt hospital staff and reviewers at the announcement of the death of one of the injured, the center of strong interest to wear protectors medical as a precaution to prevent infection.

                              For his part, admitted the hospital director, Dr. Marwan Habashneh reluctance of some medical staff from work following the announcement of the death, explaining that the hospital administration understood the situation they are experiencing after the death of their colleague nurse.

                              He pointed out that all staff will adhere to its work as of today, and otherwise will take appropriate action against the abstainers, especially that the situation does not contain any dangerous, noting that the case of nurses injured and currently in a private hospital in stable condition, adding that they would leave the hospital within the next two days as confirmed by his doctor supervisor of their condition.

                              The hospital has resumed work Baksmi intensive care and intensive day before yesterday, after he witnessed the process of closing and evacuation of twice in two weeks, following the emergence of a mysterious lung disease injuries.

                              Dr. Habashneh in previous statements, the sections were re-opening after sterilization and disinfection of a comprehensive, stressing that the mysterious lung disease does not pose a threat to human life.
                              The director of the Directorate of health care in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Bassam Hijjawi said in remarks to 'tomorrow' that the ministry is working according to the procedures for infection control to prevent the aggravation of it as it is an infection hospitals did not move to the community, pointing out that the team monitoring the infection had worked for 3 days follow the chain of infection.

                              He explained that what matters is the process of diagnosing the ministry of the bacterial infection is known, pointing out that he will be identified after the results of cultivation of pathogens conducted by the laboratories of the ministry.

                              For their part, expressed reviewers for hospital blue government deplored what they saw as 'the lack of transparency' by the authorities concerned about what the infectious disease.

                              Faris Ibrahim said that he see the hospital several times during the past week, and that all what he heard was 'assurances' and complete control of the disease.


                              He added that the state of terror suspicions yesterday that auditors in the sections of the hospital upon hearing the death of one of the infected.

                              Mahmoud Ahmed said that the health systems in blue failed to inform the auditors need to exercise caution when their review of the hospital, which may cause the spread of the epidemic among reviewers and medical staff, especially the emergency department in a hospital under review by government Blue hundreds of patients every day.

                              And that he did not touch during the review of the hospital last week, any precautionary measures in the crowded sections to prevent the spread of the disease, urging health authorities to disclose the truth about illness and symptoms of the real and the incubation period.

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

                              The Secretary General of the ministry, Dr. Daifallah Lozi in a press statement yesterday, said that a doctor with the disease left the hospital two days after he entered, as was his simple and treated home and recovered completely, while leaving four people during the next 24 hours, and leave the other three after assessing their health status is final, as they are recovering well.

                              Dr. Lozi that the ministry has taken on the spot preventive measures and treatment in the hospital for the wounded, was carried out survey and endemic in the hospital and its surroundings to determine the source of infection, and take action to stop its series, stressing that it did not register any disease outside the scope of the staff working in the hospital except for the brother of nurse the deceased.

                              He explained that the ministry closed the intensive care unit at the hospital for sterilization, as well as a comprehensive sterilization process for the rest of the sections of the hospital, who works and receives his patients as usual, pointing out that to provide the conditions for the sterilization process has been rushed directly to the Prince Hamzah Hospital.

                              The technical team is currently conducting a specialized sterilization process 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.

                              He denied any link between the epidemic and the death of the girl child in a hospital Ramtha government and injuries in the hospital with pneumonia blue state, explaining that the death of the girl with her two caused by meningitis.

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