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Taiwan on Friday confirmed two more cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , which originated in Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to three.
The two new cases were a Chinese woman in her 50s and a Taiwanese man in his 50s, who both entered Taiwan from China on Jan. 21, according to Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center.
The Chinese woman traveled to Taiwan with an 18-member tour group from Wuhan. The group was originally scheduled to depart Taiwan on Jan. 28, but following the diagnosis, it was asked to cancel all activities and its members were asked to return to their hotel
Health authorities confirmed late on Friday that a third person had tested positive for the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, taking the total to five.
The man is understood to be the husband of one of two women in their 60s who tested positive for the disease earlier in the day. All three are now undergoing further tests to confirm the preliminary positive findings.
Earlier, the police were called to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin after the couple, who recently returned from a visit to Wuhan, declined to be placed in isolation after falling ill.
Officers stopped the couple outside the hospital and brought them back to be isolated.
CHICAGO—A Chicago woman who returned from a visit to China earlier this month has been diagnosed with the respiratory coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in China, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
The woman, who is in her 60s, remained hospitalized Friday and her condition had been stabilized, said Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health, on a news call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The woman travelled to Wuhan, China, in late December and on Jan. 13 returned to Chicago, Arwady said.
Nationwide, more than 2,000 people had been screened for the virus as of Thursday, and 63 patients in 22 states were being investigated Friday because of possible signs of the virus, according to the CDC.
originally posted by: slapjacks
originally posted by: tarifa37
I don't speak Chinese but apparently talk of 90,000 dead in this video can anyone confirm. youtu.be...
Miss translation, 90k infected
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Agit8dChop
Wasn't sure where to put this. . . . .
July 4th, 2019
A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible “policy breach.”
Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada’s only level-4 lab on July 5, CBC News has learned.
A Level 4 virology facility is a lab equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases. That makes the Arlington Street lab one of only a handful in North America capable of handling pathogens requiring the highest level of containment, such as Ebola.
A Canadian government scientist at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg made at least five trips to China in 2017-18, including one to train scientists and technicians at China's newly certified Level 4 lab, which does research with the most deadly pathogens, according to travel documents obtained by CBC News.
Xiangguo Qiu — who was escorted out of the Winnipeg lab in July amid an RCMP investigation into what's being described by Public Health Agency of Canada as a possible "policy breach" — was invited to go to the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences twice a year for two years, for up to two weeks each time.
Get this.. theyre STILL saying there is NO confirmation yet of human to human transmission.
Chinese health officials, which first reported the cases last month, said human-to-human transmission has been confirmed.