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I just flew into Ohare Intl terminal on Monday and there were signs everywhere that if you're coming from Wuhan and you are at all sick - go straight to a doctor.

So as of Monday, that did not seem like the highest level of concern that Ohare could otherwise have.
My son says his international tour company has received many cancellation requests for countries where cases have been recorded so the travel market is already being affected.

Impressed by the speed at which China builds new hospitals. This 1000 bed hospital in Wuhan is expected to be built within a week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51245156
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Ontario's chief medical officer announced that Canada has its first case of coronavirus. This person is being treated in this hospital which is not far away from where I live. Damn, am I even safe?
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Ontario's chief medical officer announced that Canada has its first case of coronavirus. This person is being treated in this hospital which is not far away from where I live. Damn, am I even safe?
Hopefully this doesn’t turn into another SARS. That was a pretty scary time in Toronto but much was learned from the experience that would help this time.
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Thread on what the quarantine in Wuhan is like:
https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-lik...-in-Wuhan-City

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The pictures below shows that the hospitals within the city are in great need of medical supplies and they as well as the Red Cross are open to donations. A big problem is that the transport is nearly all cut thus makes it hard to deliver supplies to said facilities. Normally the delivery should arrive in a 3days time but as it is Spring Festival these days the delivery system is running short of hands and it takes more than 1 week to deliver. Now as the central government stepping in to help Wuhan with the situation I believe more workers will be helping.

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In short life in quarantined Wuhan is not that hard as many people tend to believe. We still try to go on with our lives as our gov are already doing a good job in dealing with this issue. Those who are not infected and are not ill need not worry everything . Just do basic house extermination and wear masks wherever we go. Wash hands thoroughly, eat food well cooked and exercise everyday. STAY indoor as long as we please to reduce the risks. It isn’t that hard. The real hard time lies ahead.

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This picture below shows that the Temporary Emergency Hospital in Caidian District of which I have talked about has seen great progress. More than 1k beds cannot be contained within these 2 floors of construct and more is to come. I believe the ultimate construction will be able to hold much more than 1k patients as things are worsen as we speak.

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First clinical studies show new coronavirus similar to SARS

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The new coronavirus rapidly spreading in China and nearby countries seems to trigger symptoms similar to those seen in the severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, or SARS, coronavirus outbreak in 2003, two new studies show.

Published Jan. 24 in The Lancet journal, these are the first clinical studies conducted on patients struck by the new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV. As of Friday morning, there were 830 confirmed cases and 26 deaths in China tied to the coronavirus, which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.




Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday also announced a second U.S. case of the virus, in a person in Illinois. The first case occurred in a man in Washington state. Both patients had returned from travel in China, the CDC said, and are being monitored.

The two new studies examine the course of infection in some of the first cases of the Wuhan virus.

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In one study, researchers looked at clinical records, laboratory results, imaging findings and epidemiological data on the first 41 infected people admitted to the hospital in Wuhan between Dec. 16, 2019 and Jan. 2, 2020.

Patients were typically middle-aged, with an average age 49, three-quarters were men, and two-thirds had visited a local seafood market thought to be where the virus originated.

Similar to the 2003 SARS outbreak in China, most patients who came down with the Wuhan coronavirus were healthy, without any chronic underlying health issues. And symptoms also resembled those of SARS, said Chinese researchers led by Bin Cao, from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and Capital Medical University, both in Beijing.

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All of the hospitalized patients had developed pneumonia, nearly all -- 98 percent -- had a fever, three-quarters developed a cough, 44 percent felt fatigued, and 55 percent had some shortness of breath. Symptoms such as headache or diarrhea were rare, however.

On the other hand, "despite sharing some similar symptoms to SARS [such as fever, dry cough, shortness of breath], there are some important differences," Cao said in a Lancet news release.

For example, people with the new virus typically didn't have runny noses or other symptoms involving the upper respiratory tract, he said. And very few had intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, which occurred in about a quarter of SARS patients.

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Severe illness -- enough to require admittance to the ICU -- occurred in about a third of the hospitalized patients, Cao's team said, and six patients died.

A condition involving immune system dysfunction known as a "cytokine storm" occurred in some of these very ill patients, but it's not yet clear how the new virus affects the immune system, the researchers said.

As of Jan. 22, a majority of patients in the study -- 68 percent -- have recovered enough to be discharged from the hospital, the report noted.

In the second study, the first to involve gene analysis, researchers tracked the course of 2019-nCoV in a family of seven people. Five family members had recently traveled to Wuhan and were found to carry 2019-nCoV, and one family member who had not traveled with them also was found to be infected with the virus. None of the infected family members had visited food markets or animals while in Wuhan, suggesting that person-to-person transmission was at play.

The seventh family member -- a child whose mother said had worn a surgical mask during their stay in Wuhan -- was not infected with the virus.

As well, a second child was infected but showed no clinical symptoms of the illness, according to researchers led by Dr. Kwok-Yung Yuen, from the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. That suggests that 2019-nCoV could be spread person-to-person by people who don't even realize they are infected, the researchers said.

"Our findings are consistent with person-to person transmission of this new coronavirus in hospital and family settings, and the reports of infected travelers in other countries," Yuen said in the release. "Because asymptomatic infection appears possible, controlling the epidemic will also rely on isolating patients, tracing and quarantining contacts as early as possible, educating the public on both food and personal hygiene, and ensuring health care workers comply with infection control."

Examining the course of illness among the various family members, symptoms appeared to develop within a few days of contact with sick individuals.

Gene tests revealed that five of the family members carried a form of 2019-nCoV that had a type of protein allowing it to enter healthy cells. Yuen's team was also able to use samples from two patients to map the full genome of 2019-nCoV.

"With the improved surveillance network and laboratory capability developed following the SARS pandemic, China has now been able to recognize this new outbreak within a few weeks and has made the virus genome publicly available to help control its spread," said study co-author Dr. Rosana Wing-Shan Poon, from the University of Hong Kong.

"Learning the lessons from SARS, which started as animal-to-human transmission, all game meat trading should be better regulated to terminate this potential transmission route," Poon said. "Further investigations are needed to clarify the potential threat posed by this emerging virus and asymptomatic cases."

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about coronaviruses.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html
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Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China


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Background
A recent cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, was caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). We report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological characteristics and treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients.
Methods
All patients with suspected 2019-nCoV were admitted to a designated hospital in Wuhan. We prospectively collected and analysed data on patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection by real-time RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing. Data were obtained with standardised data collection forms shared by the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium from electronic medical records. Researchers also directly communicated with patients or their families to ascertain epidemiological and symptom data. Outcomes were also compared between patients who had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and those who had not.
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By Jan 2, 2020, 41 admitted hospital patients had been identified as having laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection. Most of the infected patients were men (30 [73%] of 41); less than half had underlying diseases (13 [32%]), including diabetes (eight [20%]), hypertension (six [15%]), and cardiovascular disease (six [15%]). Median age was 49·0 years (IQR 41·0–58·0). 27 (66%) of 41 patients had been exposed to Huanan seafood market. One family cluster was found. Common symptoms at onset of illness were fever (40 [98%] of 41 patients), cough (31 [76%]), and myalgia or fatigue (18 [44%]); less common symptoms were sputum production (11 [28%] of 39), headache (three [8%] of 38), haemoptysis (two [5%] of 39), and diarrhoea (one [3%] of 38). Dyspnoea developed in 22 (55%) of 40 patients (median time from illness onset to dyspnoea 8·0 days [IQR 5·0–13·0]). 26 (63%) of 41 patients had lymphopenia. All 41 patients had pneumonia with abnormal findings on chest CT. Complications included acute respiratory distress syndrome (12 [29%]), RNAaemia (six [15%]), acute cardiac injury (five [12%]) and secondary infection (four [10%]). 13 (32%) patients were admitted to an ICU and six (15%) died. Compared with non-ICU patients, ICU patients had higher plasma levels of IL2, IL7, IL10, GSCF, IP10, MCP1, MIP1A, and TNFα.
Interpretation
The 2019-nCoV infection caused clusters of severe respiratory illness similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and was associated with ICU admission and high mortality. Major gaps in our knowledge of the origin, epidemiology, duration of human transmission, and clinical spectrum of disease need fulfilment by future studies.
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Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.
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A man diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus near Seattle is being treated largely by a robot

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(CNN)The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot.

The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man's vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.
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The man, who is in his 30s, was diagnosed with the virus on Monday. He initially went to an urgent care clinic on January 19 and told the staff that he was concerned about possibly having symptoms of the novel coronavirus because he recently traveled to Wuhan, China, Diaz said.
He arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 15, before any health screenings began at US airports, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said.
The Snohomish County resident was in stable condition Thursday and remains in isolation, Diaz said.
Washington state health officials confirmed Thursday that they have reached out to 43 people considered "close contacts" of the 30-year-old man, who identified the people he had interacted with since returning from Wuhan, China. Those contacts will be called daily and actively monitored for signs of any illness.
He arrived at the hospital in a special isolated gurney called an ISOPOD and has been treated in a two-bed isolated area away from busy sections of the hospital, the doctor said.
The man was taken to the hospital in a special isolated gurney.
The man was taken to the hospital in a special isolated gurney.
"The nursing staff in the room move the robot around so we can see the patient in the screen, talk to him," Diaz said, adding the use of the robot minimizes exposure of medical staff to the infected man.
It's unclear when the patient will be released because the CDC, which is set to provide the discharge details, has recommended additional testing.
"They're looking for ongoing presence of the virus," Diaz told CNN on Thursday. "They're looking to see when the patient is no longer contagious."
Doctors are using a robot to communicate with the man from outside the isolation area.
Doctors are using a robot to communicate with the man from outside the isolation area.
About two weeks ago, the hospital tested its protocol for treating patients with highly contagious diseases such as MERS and Ebola. The hospital made changes after the Ebola outbreak.
"That's why we set up protocols that will allow us to treat patients with infectious diseases in a way that we can isolate them without spreading the virus to anyone," Diaz told CNN en Español.
Washington state health officials confirmed Thursday they have been reaching out to 43 people considered to be "close contacts" of the patient.
The department defined "close contacts" as anyone who interacted with the patient and came within 3 to 6 feet of the infected person, for a prolonged period of time while infectious or had direct contact with his secretions.
The virus has killed at least 25 people in China, seven of whom did not have preexisting conditions before they contracted the illness, and sickened more than 800, as far afield as the US.
The true extent of the Wuhan coronavirus is unclear, however, and official figures may be an underestimation as mild symptoms and delayed onset mean cases are likely to have been undetected, a team of scientists have said.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee has said it's too early to declare the outbreak an international public health emergency.

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I linking this one primarily for the "widget" you find if you scroll down...

https://www.foxnews.com/health/coron...vacuated-wuhan

I don't think the widget is really that well-implemented. I have the window for my browser at maximum width, I use a fairly wide screen at work (with reasonable resolution)... and the sides are bunched up weirdly so I can't read them.
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Wait, I found the original. Here it is:
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/a...23467b48e9ecf6
Okay, I'll take a screenshot of that, because it does work well in full screen

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