After reading a thread posted yesterday, claiming that there were "25 cases of SARS coronavirus at St. Lukes Hospital in NY", I found myself looking
into it a little further, gathering information about the semi-new virus. The thread I just mentioned has since been deleted. Probably because of a
false title, as the OP only posted a few links to YT, and nothing verifying the headline.
After I was unable to locate any credible sources sustaining the OPs claim, I was still intrigued. And quickly realized that the aforementioned wasn't
out of the realm of possibility.
WHO reports first patient-to-nurse spread of new SARS-like virus
Two health workers in Saudi Arabia have become infected with a potentially fatal new SARS-like virus after catching it from patients in their care
- the first evidence of such transmission within a hospital, the World Health Organization said.
"This is the first time health care workers have been diagnosed with (novel coronavirus) infection after exposure to patients," the Geneva-based
U.N. health agency said in a disease outbreak update late on Wednesday.
Scientists are on the alert for any sign that nCoV is mutating to become easily transmissible to multiple recipients, like SARS - a scenario that
could trigger a pandemic.
That's what scares scientists the most. A Virus that is easily transmitted between humans.
Coronavirus, or nCoV has already been seen as far west as Britain, Germany, and France. And has claimed the life of 18 people.
Since September 2012, the World Health Organization has been informed of 30 confirmed cases of the virus, and 18 of the patients have died. Cases
have been emerged in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, Britain and Germany, and health officials have said the virus has likely already spread
between people in some circumstances.
The worst possible scenario when fighting a Virus like this, is losing track of it. Because you already can't see it; and once it's no longer
contained, it would be extremely difficult to re-establish control.
(the below has not been linked to coronavirus)
On May 9th, there was an Epidemic alert in Texas due to an unknown illness, which killed two people.
Epidemic Hazard in USA on Thursday, 09 May, 2013 at 04:50 (04:50 AM) UTC.
- Unidentified Illness (fatal)
- 4/4 Hazardous
Mystery illness claims the life of 2 area
teens, a third is critical
Though seemingly unrelated, an Epidemic Hazard is currently in effect for Brooklyn, NY.
Due to an outbreak of the Measles.
- 2/4 Hazardous
- 30 Infected
Again, the 2 Events listed above have NOT been linked to the Coronavirus. And I am NOT endorsing the idea that they are. I am simply posting some News
that I discovered last night, while trying to validate another thread. (see above)
It is fascinating, none the less.
edit on 18-5-2013 by iunlimited491 because: (no reason given)