posted on May, 13 2013 @ 06:48 AM
Hello. As this is my first thread on ATS, please forgive any mistakes that might appear.
Yesterday I posted on a coronavirus thread that wondered about this virus appearing in the US. I searched and there was no thread dedicated to this
infection and developments. I hope it's ok if I post here.
First I'd like to point out that I don't have any medical studies, so if fellow ATS members with medical background spot an error, please do correct
it, Also, all of you, please feel free to update and offer your insights on this matter.
The Novel Coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that includes viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS. Viruses
of this family also cause a number of animal diseases. Novel coronavirus This particular strain of coronavirus has not been previously identified in
humans. There is very limited information on transmission, severity and clinical impact with only a small number of cases reported thus far.
The latest WHO update is dated 12 May, and informs there are now 34 laboratory confirmed cases of nCoV human infection, with 18 deaths (!):
From September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a global total of 34 laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with nCoV, including 18
deaths. Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute
respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns. Health care providers are advised to be vigilant among recent travelers
returning from areas affected by the virus who develop severe SARI. Specimens from patients’ lower respiratory tracts should be obtained for
diagnosis where possible. Clinicians are reminded that nCoV infection should be considered even with atypical signs and symptoms in patients who are
significantly immune compromised.
Full update can be read here: www.who.int...
At the end of this post, here's the current status (not sure if 100% correct, though) for countries with confirmed nCoV infections:
Jordan - 2 cases
Qatar - 2
Saudi Arabia - 25
UK - 2
UAE - 1
France - 2
Edit: it seems there is a topic involving a CDC warning about coronavirus. It was hard to spot between all h7n9 and mistery illnesses threads. So I
guess now it's up to the mods to see if they can let this thread be
edit on 13-5-2013 by negue because: added info