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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.
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.
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by ManOfHart
They're scared of it - or are they promoting it's spread? I'm a nurse, and It really gets my conspiracy up.
“This name is endorsed by the discoverers of the virus and other researchers that pioneered MERS-CoV studies, by the World Health Organization and by the Saudi Ministry of Health. We strongly recommend the use of this name in scientific and other communications,” the group, led by Raoul de Groot of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, wrote in the Journal of Virology.
“We know that when people get infected, many of them develop severe pneumonia.
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Fever, coughing, pneumonia, seizures and respiratory failure. First had a fever, and then violent seizures started days later
People who get infected with the novel coronavirus develop acute, serious respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. The novel coronavirus infection generally presents as pneumonia. It causes kidney failure and death in some cases.
The manifestations of coronavirus infection can cause severe lower respiratory tract infection and seizures
A clinic was set up to receive patients who were supposedly infected with the SARS virus during a mock disaster drill Monday morning at De Sales University. Staff from six hospitals participated in today’s drill and evaluators came from even more hospitals, including Dr. James Pruden, an emergency medicine doctor from St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. Pruden helped in the drill as well, calling for officials to set up an updated triage system about halfway into the drill. Today’s may 13 2013 drill was the first time St. Luke’s ran a full-scale collaboration between
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Reauthorization of 2013 - Title I: Strengthening National Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies - (Sec. 101) Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit the National Health Security Strategy to the relevant congressional committees in 2014. Revises the Strategy's preparedness goals, in part to specify that the drills and exercises included in periodic evaluations of federal, state, local, and tribal preparedness and response capabilities also include drills and exercises to ensure medical surge capacity for events without notice.
Originally posted by DataWraith
Oh no more bird flu type diseases, I MUST rush out and buy some 'medicine' from the big pharma companies to prevent it turning into a pandemic, for my safety and not their profits of course.