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But scientists still don’t know exactly how bats are able to carry such deadly diseases without succumbing themselves. So Jonathan Towner, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Viral Special Pathogens Branch, decided to investigate the colony of Egyptian fruit bats implicated in the Marburg fatality in Uganda. He traveled to Uganda, captured uninfected bats, and brought them back to the CDC.
As reported in Cell, the findings may eventually lead to a deeper understanding of virus transmission, and better treatments for humans who become infected.
“What we learn from bats may help us in the development of pharmacological agents,
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: musicismagic
Thanks for the update
According to BNO News, there are actually 16 confirmed cases in Japan, with 2 individuals "not being included" in the numbers because they have tested positive "without symptoms" (you have to scroll down - it's the 2nd bullet under "Notes"): bnonews.com...
originally posted by: sean
It seems like we're getting closer and closer to something like the CronoVirus mutating into something like Ebola and retaining it's Airborne qualities. Then it will be Game Over as entire Cities, towns, villages will be dying out over night.
Flu epidemic has killed 22 in France, agency warns
Winter ‘flu has already killed 22 people in France this season, as the epidemic worsens across the country, health agency Santé Publique France has confirmed. At a time when the Wuhan coronavirus is dominating the headlines, the French health agency issued the ‘flu warning in its weekly report on January 29. The victims - 22 since November - include 12 cases of people aged 15 to 64, along with two children aged under 15, and eight elderly people aged 65 and over. An epidemic has been declared across all regions in metropolitan France, with the exception of Normandy. Last week, there were 190 ‘flu consultations reported across the country, a significant rise compared to the week before (122). ‘Flu-like symptoms reported by home visiting service SOS-Médecins had also increased over the past week, Santé Publique France said, from 7.3% the week before, to 11.3% last week. Hospital visits - with or without eventual admission - for ‘flu or ‘flu-like symptoms had also significantly increased, the agency said, with 5,514 and 460 respectively last week, versus 3,480 and 335 the week before. It said: “[Hospital] visits main concern children aged five and under (35%) and those aged 15-44 (31%). Hospitalisations concern mainly children under five (29%) and people aged 75 and over (21%).” Since November, the agency said that 244 severe ‘flu cases had been reported, with 53 the average age of patients admitted to hospital. Of these, 75% had additional risk factors, such as being aged over 65, or with chronic conditions such as diabetes or a lack of heart or lung function.
Urgent hunt for anyone who came into contact with British coronavirus patients as first cases hit UK: Two people from same family 'returning from China' test positive for killer virus in Newcastle
The British Government is scrambling to find anyone who came into contact with the UK's first two coronavirus patients, who were confirmed this morning and rushed into quarantine at a hospital in Newcastle. No details have been confirmed about the patients except that they are members of the same family, but it is assumed that they picked up the disease in China because nobody else in the UK is known to have it. They did not fly back to the UK on the Government's evacuation flight, which is scheduled to land in Oxfordshire at around 1pm this afternoon, but are believed to have travelled into the country recently. A total of 190 people have tested negative for the virus in the UK and two have now tested positive. The confirmed infections make England the 23rd country or territory outside of China to declare cases. The Government is still trying to track down 600 people who travelled from Wuhan to the UK between January 10 and 24 – of 1,466 total passengers, 162 have left the UK and 760 are now outside of the two-week danger zone.