Coronavirus - In the DR

Caonabo

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As posted within DR1 Daily News - Thursday, 23 January 2020.....

Dominican airports on alert for coronavirus

After the United States announced its first case of coronavirus, Dominican airports have scaled up to prevent the spread to the country of the respiratory virus. The symptoms are fever and cough. Good hygiene is said to be most effective at preventing catching the disease.

Aracelis Castillo de la Cruz, director general of the Specialized Corps for Airport and Civil Aviation Security (CESAC), said that airport staff is alert to the arrival of citizens, mainly from Asia, who may arrive in the country infected with the coronavirus.

"The World Health Organization has not yet taken any specific decisions, but we are implementing rather preventive measures so that people who arrive with high fever, or with possible symptoms be isolated and given special treatment," he said. The sickness starts as a cold, evolving into a pneumonia or bronchitis and does not respond to antibiotics.

The virus would have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei at the end of 2019, and has now spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

https://hoy.com.do/aeropuertos-domin...e-coronavirus/
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/20/h...ned/index.html
 

maxumali

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I am exposed daily to hundreds of grubby hands, runny noses, ...etc. Perhaps it builds up your immune system.
While there is no particular treatment for the coronavirus, recommended measures are similar to those for cold, such as rest and drinking a lot of fluid.
 

william webster

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UK has confirmed cases...6

airplane travel is the curse.....
infectious diseases spread on wings...........

Why air travel makes a global pandemic the biggest threat to humankind
 

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Cdn_Gringo

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In a couple more weeks we should have a better understanding of the infection and mortality rates that we are going to see from 2019-nCOV.

For reference: 1918 Spanish Flu killed 5% - 10% of those infected (depending on the source). Ebola mortality rates vary depending on the strain and environmental factors between 25% - 90%. The average morality rate for regular seasonal flu thus far in the USA this year is about 0.09% (CDC = 17,000 out of 18,000,000).

Obviously if the number of infected soars so will the resulting number of deaths. We can only wait and see how well the virus is able to spread and reproduce. Any possible vaccine is at least 4 - 6 months off. The infection rate is a product of an exponential equation, however at present, this disease does not seem to be off to the races like SARS, Swine Flu & H1N1. More time and observations are clearly called for before making any definitive proclamations.

As with any Coronavirus the best personal defense is to wash your hands well and often, keep your hands away from your face and stay away from sick people and the places where they gather - public spaces, hospitals, doctor's offices and yes that means airplanes too.
 

frank recktenwald

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In a couple more weeks we should have a better understanding of the infection and mortality rates that we are going to see from 2019-nCOV.

For reference: 1918 Spanish Flu killed 5% - 10% of those infected (depending on the source). Ebola mortality rates vary depending on the strain and environmental factors between 25% - 90%. The average morality rate for regular seasonal flu thus far in the USA this year is about 0.09% (CDC = 17,000 out of 18,000,000).

Obviously if the number of infected soars so will the resulting number of deaths. We can only wait and see how well the virus is able to spread and reproduce. Any possible vaccine is at least 4 - 6 months off. The infection rate is a product of an exponential equation, however at present, this disease does not seem to be off to the races like SARS, Swine Flu & H1N1. More time and observations are clearly called for before making any definitive proclamations.

As with any Coronavirus the best personal defense is to wash your hands well and often, keep your hands away from your face and stay away from sick people and the places where they gather - public spaces, hospitals, doctor's offices and yes that means airplanes too.
The Spanish Flue killed a third of the world population, 500 million and among them my great grandmother so to me that appears to be a bit more than the 5-10% you're talking about.
The world could use such a epidemic again, they're talking about climate but are forgetting the growing world population and its effect on the environment.
David Attenborough: 'Population Growth Must Come to an End'
https://www.ecowatch.com/david-attenborough-population-growth-2609996785.html
 

chico bill

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The Spanish Flue killed a third of the world population, 500 million and among them my great grandmother so to me that appears to be a bit more than the 5-10% you're talking about.
The world could use such a epidemic again, they're talking about climate but are forgetting the growing world population and its effect on the environment.
David Attenborough: 'Population Growth Must Come to an End'
https://www.ecowatch.com/david-attenborough-population-growth-2609996785.html
You have hit on it.
The Coronavirus is a result of climate change for sure. Ban the oil industry now. Trust Greta