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World Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand

16:40  13 january  2020
16:40  13 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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  China confirms more cases of mystery viral pneumonia China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mystery viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced Tuesday, include 11 "severe cases," health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statement.

Another Chinese traveller arriving in Bangkok from the pneumonia-hit city of Wuhan in central China has been quarantined , bringing the number of suspected cases of a mysterious virus to five. The woman , who arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport around noon on Wednesday

A mystery virus - previously unknown to science - is causing severe lung disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Once the animal reservoir where the virus normally camps out is detected, the problem becomes much easier to deal with. The cases have been linked to the South China Seafood

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China.

Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created © Andy Wong/AP Photo Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created "serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Thai authorities are stepping up monitoring at airports ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, beginning on Jan. 25, when hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists are expected to visit.

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A man has died of a yet to be identified virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, while seven others are in crit In total, 41 people have been diagnosed with the pathogen, which preliminary lab tests cited by Chinese state media earlier this week pointed to a new type of coronavirus, the Wuhan Municipal

A 61-year-old man died from pneumonia, a symptom of the disease, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of the yet to be identified virus.

In total, 41 cases of pneumonia have been reported in China, which preliminary lab tests cited by Chinese state media show could be from a new type of coronavirus.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS. Some of the virus types cause less serious disease, while some like the one that causes MERS, are far more severe.

The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said on Monday seven of the 41 had been discharged and six were in a serious condition.

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Thailand News - Top Stories. Fifth Chinese visitor found with mystery virus Thu, 09 Jan 2020 06:01:00 +0700. Another Chinese traveller arriving in Bangkok from the pneumonia-hit city of Wuhan in central China has been quarantined , bringing the number of suspected cases of a mysterious

The Thai Health Ministry said on Monday that of 12 passengers quarantined since Jan. 3, lab results show that a 61-year-old Chinese woman carried a strain of the coronavirus.

The woman, who was quarantined on Wednesday, had received treatment and was well enough to return home, the ministry said.

"Being able to identify a patient shows that there is efficiency in our monitoring system. We are confident that we can manage the situation," Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters.

Officials in China and Thailand are working with the World Health Organization.

The Chinese outbreak appeared to be linked to a single seafood market in Wuhan and had not so far spread beyond there, the WHO said.

"The possibility of cases being identified in other countries was not unexpected, and reinforces why WHO calls for on-going active monitoring and preparedness in other countries," its statement said.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will consult with international experts to assess the public health risks of outbreaks and decide whether an emergency meeting is needed, it said. (Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng; Additional reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and by Vincent Lee; Editing by Nick Macfie and Alison Williams)

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