Wuhan Syndrome. The Next “Spanish Flu”, S.A.R.S or M.E.R.S.?

Wuhan, China. 19 Million Inhabitants

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, which is home to 58 million people, the WHO said, adding that it has requested more information on lab tests performed and the differential diagnoses that clinicians considered. – CIDRAP

 

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In this April 23, 2003 file photo, a man wears a Hello Kitty mask in Beijing as the deadly flu-like illness SARS spreads in China. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

From the C.D.C. –  January 6, 2020

Pneumonia of Unknown Cause in China

Watch – Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/pneumonia-china

WHO advice – December 31, 2019

Pneumonia of unknown cause – China

Based on information provided by national authorities, WHO’s recommendations on public health measures and surveillance of influenza and severe acute respiratory infections still apply.

https://www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/

From the WHO document:

“National authorities report that all patients are isolated and receiving treatment in Wuhan medical institutions. The clinical signs and symptoms are mainly fever, with a few patients having difficulty in breathing, and chest radiographs showing invasive lesions of both lungs.”

Questions still swirl over China’s unexplained pneumonia outbreak | CIDRAP – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy – posted 01/07/20

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/01/questions-still-swirl-over-chinas-unexplained-pneumonia-outbreak

A possible Bat associated Coronaviris similar to S.A.R.S. (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus but distinct enough that it doesn’t test out to be S.A.R.S. or M.E.R.S. – CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)

S.A.R.S goes back to an epidemic in Southern China in 2002. Several Coronaviruses can be found in Bats in China.

This is one to keep and eye on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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