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« on: January 21, 2020, 01:42:51 PM »
CNBC Article: CDC confirms first US case of coronavirus that has killed 6 in China

Public health officials have confirmed the first U.S. case of a mysterious coronavirus that has already killed at least six people and sickened hundreds of others in China, the CDC says.

A male traveler from China has been diagnosed in Snohomish County, Washington State with the Wuhan coronavirus, according to the CDC.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually infect animals but can sometimes evolve and spread to humans. Symptoms in humans include fever, coughing and shortness of breath, which can progress to pneumonia.

Chinese authorities say many of the patients with the new illness had come into contact with seafood markets, suggesting the virus is spreading from animals to people. However, health officials say some "limited human-to-human transmission" occurred between close contacts.

People can protect themselves from the virus by washing their hands with soap and water, avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth and keeping away from sick people, according to the CDC. Many people in China have purchased face masks to protect themselves from the outbreak.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/cdc-to-announce-first-us-case-of-china-coronavirus-that-has-killed-6-cnn-reports.html

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 02:11:21 PM »
Meanwhile for the first week of January, Influenza in the USA killed 214, seven of them children and pushed another 2200 into death via pneumonia.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 05:01:02 PM »
CNN Exclusive: This may explain the spread of China's new virus

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/01/20/china-wuhan-origin-of-coronavirus-lu-stout-pkg-vpx.cnn

Click the video in the link. Shows video of the various animals in cages. Warning images maybe disturbing.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 07:37:16 PM »
it's in Irvine.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 07:58:51 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 08:52:14 PM »
Fox News: Do surgical masks protect against coronavirus?

But the question remains: Do surgical masks really work?
“Surgical masks will not prevent your acquiring diseases,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, and the medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, to Fox News.

Rather, he explained, surgical masks are typically used by surgeons to protect their patients from their mouth-borne germs —  but “those masks don't work to prevent inhaling diseases,” said Schaffner.

The masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are often made from a flimsy material and aren’t fitted to the face. In other words, spaces and gaps can form around the cheeks and edges of the mouth, making it easy for air to move in and out.

A more protective mask, known as an N-95 respirator, may be more effective, said Schaffner.  But, he noted, a non-medical professional using this mask is likely not using it correctly, doing little to prevent the spread of illness or inhaling a disease.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/do-surgical-masks-protect-against-coronavirus




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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 09:21:56 PM »
All pharmacies in irvine are out of masks btw...

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 05:51:49 AM »
Checked Home Depot and as of yesterday, Home Depot was sold out of N95 masks at store and online.  But I am sure they will try to restock. 

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 05:58:10 AM »
Statement from Superintendent of IUSD:

"Dear IUSD Community,

You may have heard news reports about a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of a respiratory illness and that there has been a confirmed case in Orange County. We understand this may be a source of concern for our community and ask that you read the following important information.

Overview

The first known cases of 2019-nCoV — short for “2019 novel coronavirus” — were reported in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS. A novel coronavirus — often shown as “nCoV” — is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) says the risk for school children in Orange County is minimal. Internationally the illness has primarily affected adults – elderly patients with pre-existing conditions.

According to the OCHCA, the Coronavirus is spread, similarly to other illnesses like the flu and common cold, through coughing or sneezing by those who already have it. Symptoms can include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and OCHCA Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the OCHCA recommends taking these daily precautions for this or any other illness:

Travelers who are sick should stay home and call health care providers.

If you have recently been to Wuhan, China and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have novel coronavirus stay home and call your health care provider immediately. If you do not have a healthcare provider or if you need to be seen at a hospital, do not go directly to the hospital. Please call the emergency room to get instructions before going in.

Stay home when you are sick.

Stay home from work and school and try to avoid errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading the illness to others.

“Students and staff with influenza symptoms including a fever, a cough or sore throat should stay home and not attend classes or participate in other group activities for at least 24 hours after the fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications,” says Pamela Kahn, Orange County Department of Education’s coordinator of Health and Wellness.

Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by coughing, sneezing or unclean hands.

Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Here is a three-minute video from the CDC about proper hand washing:

Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

For more information, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency’s website at: ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/epidasmt/epi/dip/prevention/novel_coronavirus

IUSD Guidelines

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:

    A temperature of 100 degrees or above
    Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
    Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
    Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
    Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chicken pox)
    Suspected infections
    A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
    Students must stay home for the first 24 hours on antibiotic therapy

Next Steps

IUSD staff will continue to closely monitor this situation and work with the appropriate agencies. We will provide additional updates as needed.

Please know that the safety of students and staff is our top priority. If we all follow these important guidelines, we can help keep our community healthy. Please share this information with your family and caregivers. If language support is needed for this information, please see the following resources below.

Thank you in advance for your partnership.

Sincerely,

Terry Walker Signature

Terry L. Walker
Superintendent of Schools
Irvine Unified School District"

https://iusd.org/article/message-supt-walker-coronavirus-information-and-health-guidelines

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2020, 06:03:48 AM »
China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show

CNN - "China's health minister Ma Xiaowei made a startling statement Sunday about the Wuhan coronavirus: He said people can spread it before they become symptomatic.

"This is a game changer," said Dr. William Schaffner, a longtime adviser to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's much harder to contain a virus -- to track down a patient's contacts and quarantine them immediately -- if the patient was spreading the disease for days or weeks before they even realized they had it.

"It means the infection is much more contagious than we originally thought," said Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "This is worse than we anticipated."

Ma didn't explain why he thinks the virus can be spread before someone has symptoms. If the Chinese health minister is right -- and there are those who doubt him -- that means the five confirmed cases in the United States might have been infectious while traveling from Wuhan to Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington state, even if they had no symptoms at the time.

On Sunday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the risk to the American public for contracting this virus continues to be low.

"We at CDC don't have clear evidence that patients are infectious before symptom onset, but we are actively investigating that possibility," Messonnier said.
"We need to be preparing as if this is a pandemic, but I continue to hope that it is not," she added.

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 50 people in China and infected thousands there, and spread as far as the US, France and Canada.  ... "

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/26/health/coronavirus-spread-symptoms-chinese-officials/index.html
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2020, 07:05:30 AM »
See post by IHS
https://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,17198.msg357918.html#msg357918

I also received a similar Chinese info message in IHS’s post that was forwarded from a friend.  In that message, it stated the infected patient is a mom came to visit her kid here in Irvine.

However in OCR’s article posted earlier, it stated that the OC infected patient is a men in his 50s. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2020, 07:14:01 AM »
See post by IHS
https://www.talkirvine.com/index.php/topic,17198.msg357918.html#msg357918

I also received a similar Chinese info message in IHS’s post that was forwarded from a friend.  In that message, it stated the infected patient is a mom came to visit her kid here in Irvine.

However in OCR’s article posted earlier, it stated that the OC infected patient is a men in his 50s.

Could be that the Health Officals have not yet confirmed that her illness is the Coronavirus and that if confirmed, she can be the 6th patient in USA?

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 10:13:19 AM »
Checked Home Depot and as of yesterday, Home Depot was sold out of N95 masks at store and online.  But I am sure they will try to restock.

Wow! A seller on eBay is selling a box of N95 mask for $49.95 for a pack of 10. The retail price is around $18 to $20.

Update: I just saw another selling n95 masks (box of 10) for $100.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2020, 11:05:07 AM »
Corona dark beer with coronavirus pairs well together.

Anytime when fears are projected, I think it’s less about providing information than to profits.


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