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originally posted by: TruthJava
@Ketsuko: you want to burn me?
originally posted by: texasgirl
CDC press conference on Fox.
They are expanding airport screenings to 20 airports. They are also tracking contacts with infected people..
Also saying there is no proven therapy for this virus.
Wow...Seems like they're giving this serious attention now.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: texasgirl
They are expanding airport screenings to 20 airports.
Isn't the screening useless now that we know it can be transmitted when carriers do not yet show symptoms of it?
originally posted by: Hellas
a reply to: Power_Semi
Suspected case in Birmingham
Drew Bennett, 39, is feared to have contracted the potentially deadly virus during a recent holiday to the Chinese city at the heart of the outbreak and is currently in isolation at a Birmingham hospital. The sales worker returned from Wuhan on New Years' Eve and quickly developed flu-like symptoms before becoming too unwell to leave his bed. But he revealed today that when he visited his GP on Monday he was told to go home - despite fears the highly contagious virus is poised to claim its first British victim. The advice given by his doctor contradicted health bosses' warning that suspected coronavirus patients must be 'locked in a room alone straight away'. Guidance issued to GPs by Public Health England last week ordered them to put patients in a separate room, close the door and 'don't let them touch anything or anyone'. At 4.20pm on Monday an ambulance carrying medics in hazmat suits was sent to Mr Bennett's address in Harborne, Birmingham. He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to have blood tests, where he remains in isolation awaiting results.