Carousel

Sponsored Links
SEARCH THIS SITE
JBSOLIS is a site for all about health and insurances, SSSOWWAPAG-IBIGPhilhealthbank loans and cash loansforeclosed propertiessmall house designs, local and overseas job listings.

Advertisement

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Watch: Coronavirus Patient is Sealed in a PLASTIC TUBE in China

In these videos and photos, a Coronavirus patient is sealed in a PLASTIC TUBE to avoid contaminating others while being transported by Chinese medics in hazmat suits
Footage filmed in Huizhou, China, shows medics taking extreme care. What we know so far:
20 medical workers in the nation have been struck down with the virus
At least 17 have been killed and 532 have been sickened in the outbreak
Wuhan, the source of the virus, has ordered all residents to wear masks
Never-before-seen footage shows doctors in hazmat suits treating patients
Ads

Medics secure the plastic tube with the suspected coronavirus patient inside
Medics secure the plastic tube with the suspected coronavirus patient inside

Footage shared by Radio Free Asia shows medics donning hazmat suits transporting a coronavirus patient in a sealed plastic tube in Huizhou, a city in southern China's Guangdong
Footage shared by Radio Free Asia shows medics donning hazmat suits transporting a coronavirus patient in a sealed plastic tube in Huizhou, a city in southern China's Guangdong
Ads


Sponsored Links

This picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows a medic donning full-body hazardous  material suit looking after one patient who has been infected by a new deadly virus
This picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows a medic donning full-body hazardous  material suit looking after one patient who has been infected by a new deadly virus

Coronavirus: What we know so far

What is this virus?
The virus has been identified as a new type of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of pathogens, most of which cause mild respiratory infections such as the common cold. 
But coronaviruses can also be deadly. SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is caused by a coronavirus and killed hundreds of people in China and Hong Kong in the early 2000s. 
Another medic in hazmat suit is seen checking the medical equipment inside the hospital's intensive care units. Nine people have been killed by the virus since it emerged last month
Another medic in the hazmat suit is seen checking the medical equipment inside the hospital's intensive care units. Nine people have been killed by the virus since it emerged last month
Can it kill?
Yes. Nine people have so far died after testing positive for the virus
What are the symptoms?
Its symptoms are typically a fever, cough and trouble breathing, but some patients have developed pneumonia, a potentially life-threatening infection that causes inflammation of the small air sacs in the lungs. People carrying the novel coronavirus may only have mild symptoms, such as a sore throat. They may assume they have a common cold and not seek medical attention, experts fear.
How is it detected?
The virus's genetic sequencing was released by scientists in China to the rest of the world to enable other countries to quickly diagnose potential new cases. This helps other countries respond quickly to disease outbreaks. 
To contain the virus, airports are detecting infected people with temperature checks. But as with every virus, it has an incubation period, meaning detection is not always possible because symptoms have not appeared yet. 
How did it start and spread?
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
The first cases identified were among people connected to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan.
Cases have since been identified elsewhere which could have been spread through human-to-human transmission.
What are countries doing to prevent the spread?
Countries in Asia have stepped up airport surveillance. They include Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.
Australia and the US are also screening patients for a high temperature, and today the UK announced it will screen passengers returning from Wuhan.
Is it similar to anything we've ever seen before?
Experts have compared it to the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The epidemic started in southern China and killed more than 700 people in mainland China, Hong Kong and elsewhere
The never-before-seen pictures were taken inside the intensive care units of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of the hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak
The never-before-seen pictures were taken inside the intensive care units of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of the hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak

Source: Daily Mail
©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

No comments: