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cldrvr
12th May 2013, 14:03
The new infection was found in a 50-year-old man who had shared a hospital room with France's only other known sufferer, the ministry said in a statement

Second French coronavirus case confirmed | Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/12/us-coronavirus-france-idUSBRE94A04R20130512)

Fox3WheresMyBanana
12th May 2013, 14:08
Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!

not yet anyway

SpringHeeledJack
12th May 2013, 14:19
Why would any sane medical professional let a seriously ill patient SHARE a room with another person, especially as they would be infectious and the infection airborne ? :ugh::ugh::ugh:


SHJ

Fox3WheresMyBanana
12th May 2013, 15:50
I believe the patient was not identified as being infectious immediately. The doctor and nurse involved are also now isolated and undergoing tests. I don't think they are being blamed.

air pig
12th May 2013, 16:19
Coronavirus is particularly nasty as it damages the 'fabric' of the lung meaning the patient if they survive may never totally recover or even be able to breath on their own without the aid of a ventilator or lung transplant.

fitliker
12th May 2013, 16:53
I thought, i heard the recent outbreak started in the sandbox.

Canadian SARS expert heads to Saudi Arabia to assist with coronavirus outbreak | News | National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/09/toronto-sars-expert-heads-to-saudi-arabia-to-assists-with-coronavirus-outbreak/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NP_Top_Stories+%28National+Post+-+Top+Stories%29)

ORAC
12th May 2013, 17:07
Why would any sane medical professional let a seriously ill patient SHARE a room with another person, especially as they would be infectious and the infection airborne ? Because the original SARS was only transmissible from birds to humans and not between humans. This suggests it has mutated to a human to human aerosol variant. Which is scary.

New SARS-like virus can probably pass person-to-person (http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/12/coronavirus-saudi-sars-who-idINDEE94B06E20130512)

Another death in China raises H7N9 fatalities to 32 (http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/may0813china.html)

May 8, 2013 (CIDRAP News) Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.........

In addition, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today published the second update of its rapid risk assessment on H7N9 influenza but said the overall risk to Europe from the disease hasn't changed. So far nearly all of the cases are sporadic, it said, with no obvious epidemiologic links. "While occasional human-to-human transmission in the clusters cannot be ruled out, there is certainly no confirmation of sustained human-to-human transmission," the ECDC said............