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New SARs coming?

Postby tankee » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:40 pm

SHANGHAI: Four more people in China have been infected with a new strain of bird flu, a local government said Tuesday, bringing the country's total to seven.

The announcement follows Sunday's disclosure of three infections - two of them fatal - elsewhere in China, the first time the H7N9 strain of avian influenza is known to have been transmitted to humans.....

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... 24874.html

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby buds » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:32 am

:nailbite: Scary. :nailbite:

Again China.. :roll:

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby janet88 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:20 am

buds wrote::nailbite: Scary. :nailbite:

Again China.. :roll:


why do such deadly viruses originate from there? the thought of SARS is so scary.

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby Harlequin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:28 pm

Should we rush to buy masks?

But, what I know is H7N9 is bird flu, aka. avian influenza; never happened in Singapore lei, the last round of H1N1 was in HK, killed 6 people and the city went on to slaughter all their poultry.

SARS in 2003 that killed 23 Singaporean and 299 in HK ... was cause by corona virus.

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby tankee » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:32 pm

New Sars-like virus hits 12 globally with new British case

LONDON - A fourth person in Britain has contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus which was unknown in humans until a few months ago, but health officials said on Friday the risk to the population remained very low.

Confirming the third British case this week of infection the new virus - known as novel coronavirus, or NCoV - the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the patient was one of a cluster of three in the same family.

This latest case brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 12, of which four have been diagnosed in Britain, the HPA said. Of the total, five have died. Most of the infected lived or had recently been in the Middle East.

NCoV was identified when the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an international alert in September 2012 saying a virus previously unknown in humans had infected a Qatari man in Britain who had recently been in Saudi Arabia.

The virus belongs to the same family as Sars, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - a coronavirus that emerged in China in 2002 and killed about a tenth of the 8,000 people it infected worldwide. Symptoms common to both viruses include severe respiratory illness, fever, coughing and breathing difficulties.....

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News ... 02423.html

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby tankee » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:34 pm

Chinese authorities kill 20K birds as avian flu toll rises to 6

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu that has so far killed six people in the country was found in pigeons on sale in the city, state-run media outlet Xinhua reported Friday.

Details of the slaughter of chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons come as the city prepares to temporarily close all its live poultry markets. It wasn't clear how long the market closures -- announced Friday on the Shanghai Municipal Government's microblog account -- would last.

By Friday morning, authorities in Shanghai had already closed the Huhai agricultural market, where the H7N9 avian flu virus had been found in pigeons, Xinhua reported. The virus had not previously been found in humans until a series of cases were reported in China this week.

The cull at the Shanghai poultry trading zone came as researchers in the United States said they had started work on developing a vaccine for H7N9.

Poultry markets closed over bird flu New deadly strain of bird flu in China
The Chinese Minister of Agriculture said Thursday an analysis showed a strong genetic overlap between the strain found in the Huhai market pigeons and the one detected in infected humans.

At the Huhai market, Shanghai authorities were disinfecting the area and objects that came into contact with the birds, Xinhau reported.
Officials are trying to track where the infected pigeons came from.

A growing number of cases

A 64-year-old man died Thursday night in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, the provincial health bureau said Friday. He died hours after doctors had confirmed he had been infected with the H7N9 virus, it said.

He is one of the 14 human cases of H7N9 reported so far -- all of them in the coastal area of eastern China. Authorities there began reporting the first cases on Sunday. Four of the deaths happened in Shanghai, the two others in Zhejiang.

The ages of those infected have ranged from a 4-year-old child, who was reported to be recovering, to an 83-year-old man.

No cases of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 virus have been confirmed so far......

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/05/world ... ?hpt=hp_t2

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby Harlequin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:52 pm

Die lah... must stock up masks le :scared: :sweat:

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby tankee » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:01 pm

No sign of sustained spread of H7N9 between humans: WHO

GENEVA - The World Health Organisation said today there was no sign of “sustained human-to-human transmission” of the H7N9 virus in China, but it was important to check on 400 people who had been in close contact with the 14 confirmed cases.

“We have 14 cases in a large geographical area, we have no sign of any epidemiological linkage between the confirmed cases and we have no sign of sustained human-to-human transmission,” WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told a news briefing in Geneva.

“The 400 contacts are being followed up to see if any of them do have the virus, have had it from someone else,” he said......

http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/c ... humans-who

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby tankee » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:01 pm

looks like too early to be worried :sweat:

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Re: New SARs coming?

Postby vinegar » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:14 am

these r men made virus n disaster...punishment to china as they anyhow disposed the pigs into river.

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