... viruses which produce symptoms similar to that of flu.
Symptoms can range from a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, but can also escalate to pneumonia.
So no different from any other flu then.
Coronavirus has a series of crown-like spikes on its surface, which is the reason for the name.
Now there's one royal parasite I'd like to see retire from royal duties.
Saw my first non "Chinese" person wearing a face mask yesterday but what really made me curious was a young "Chinese" couple. One with a mask and one without. How does that work? What was it about? Was the man just a bit nervous of catching something or did he think the women already had it.
Wearing masks out in Asia isn't out of the ordinary. Very common, which makes you wonder how the facial recognition cameras work.
But I see the virus has popped up in Brighton........ They keep telling me not to panic. Then why so many precautions?
Until now it seems that quarantine can be broken, but the rules are to be tightemed to make it compulsory. from GP Online is this estract:
The government has declared the coronavirus outbreak a 'serious and imminent threat' to public health, as the number of confirmed UK cases rose from four to eight on Monday. Some patients with the virus are being treated at a specialist centre at Guys and St Thomas' hospital in London. Some patients with the virus are being treated at a specialist centre at Guys and St Thomas' hospital in London Under the new measures announced by the government, people with coronavirus can now be forcibly quarantined and could be sent into isolation if they pose a threat to public health. In a statement the DHSC said: 'We are strengthening our regulations s o that we can keep individuals in supported isolation for their own safety. This measure will rightly make it easier for health professionals to help keep people safe across the country.' Anyone who is placed in isolation, including those who returned at the weekend on a government-chartered plane from Hubei province in China where the outbreak began, are required to remain in quarantine for 14 days.
How often hav e such measures been ever taken? They're not usual for a free society, but needs must. I'm thinking some will be along soon to say the measures are undemocratic.
Saw my first non "Chinese" person wearing a face mask yesterday but what really made me curious was a young "Chinese" couple. One with a mask and one without. How does that work? What was it about?
Like most countries, if there is only one mask the bloke gets it......
As stated in the extract copied in @Luzern's post, the number of positives has gone up from four to eight. In tabloid speak the number of cases has doubled, or gone up by 100% which sounds much more scary.
The man linked with several cases has been named and has said he is fully recovered.
Also the doctors' surgery in Brighton, linked with several outbreaks, has been closed and is being deep cleaned.
Not sure how frequently in modern times has compulsory isolation been used but certainly in our lifetime it has been used a lot, for example tuberculosis (before the days of penicillin) or Typhod plus other diseases that could spread rapidly with no cure available.
Not sure what happens in the case of Ebola but I guess they would be quick to isolate people, hopefully voluntary but legally if necessary.
Currently BBC is stating 61 passengers testing positive.
That article was 30 minutes ago, could easily be over 100 by now.....or maybe everyone on the ship has it but not showing symptoms yet.
Well you were spot on with that prediction......providing you double that figure.....
The current total according to various news sources is 218.
The current total according to various news sources is 218
A) its very contagious
B) Cruise ships and aircraft with their re-circulating stale air systems are great for infections....
would be interesting to see the ratio of inside / outside cabin occupants who got infected, as the outside
cabins have access to fresh air and the inside ones rely on circulated air....