Fears grow ANOTHER person in the UK has shown the murderous corona virus as video paramedics in hazmat suits
The fear of another coronavirus patient in the UK was fueled today after paramedics dived in hazmat suits at a house in York – one mile from the hotel where the first two cases had remained.
A third case was diagnosed this afternoon with someone who had contracted the virus abroad and traveled to the UK. No other details are known yet.
Doctors in all-white protective suits and face masks were filmed on leaving a home in York, reportedly hired by students, in an ambulance on Tuesday night.
A neighbor claimed that at 7:20 pm they saw the paramedics marching a young woman outside the grounds and loading her into the back of the van.
The last incident occurred 1.5 km from the Staycity hotel, where the first two confirmed corona virus patients – a student from the University of York and his mother – were staying.
Health employers in the UK are keen on more cases of the highly contagious virus that has claimed 565 lives so far and has infected more than 28,300 people worldwide.
The video was filmed in York about a mile from the Staycity Hotel, from which the first two confirmed corona virus cases in the UK were taken away by paramedics
Doctors in full white protective suits and face masks were filmed while leaving an York home in an ambulance on Tuesday evening
A neighbor claimed that they marched a young woman outside the building at 7.30 pm and loaded her into the back of the van
Nearly 30,000 people have now been diagnosed with the corona virus that has destroyed China. Most cases around the world are among people who caught it in China and then left the country
The witness who filmed the incident on Tuesday said that a dozen students from the University of York lived in the house where the woman was picked up.
They added that the ambulance arrived and took her without sounding the siren.
“It’s a student house with about four or five people living there, so she was probably a student,” they said.
“I imagine the people in the house were worried. I was just visiting someone on the street, but it was scary to see. The obvious concern is that it is another coronavirus case, which is worrying. “
Public Health England declined to comment and said it “will not provide ongoing updates on suspicious cases.”
York Central MP Rachel Maskell attacked officials because they were not transparent with the panicky public during the outbreak.
British health workers are on red alert for more cases of homegrown deadly virus after a student from the University of York and his mother confirmed it last week
The witness who filmed the incident on Tuesday evening said that a dozen students from the University of York live in the house where the woman was picked up
The death toll increased by more than 70 overnight stays and brought the total number of deaths to 565 since January 20
The number of people infected with the corona virus has increased enormously since the end of January. The actual toll is expected to be considerably higher, as many may have such mild symptoms that they are never diagnosed
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CORONAVIRUS OUTbreak
More than 28,300 people have now been confirmed to be infected with the 2019-nCoV.
About 28,000 of the cases have taken place in mainland China and the rest in other countries around the world, most people traveling from China.
A total of 565 people died, only two outside mainland China – one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.
A third case has been diagnosed in the UK, with someone who contracted the virus before traveling to Britain.
Dozens of countries have restricted the movement of people from China by forbidding foreign citizens from entering their country if they have been to China in the last two weeks or by stopping all flights from China.
Western countries have chartered planes to the crisis-hit city of Wuhan to evacuate their citizens. Australia and New Zealand have been evacuated this week and the UK is sending its second plane on Sunday.
China said it will open 11 additional improvised hospitals to deal with an overwhelming number of coronavirus patients. Streets across the country have been abandoned because people are too scared to leave their homes.
She said: “It is crucial to keep the public informed of developments related to the Coronavirus infection.
“I raised this twice in the Lower House this week and await another meeting with the minister.”
Both York and York St John University said they did not know that new students were being treated for the corona virus.
The first confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the UK – an unnamed Chinese male student from York University and his mother – were diagnosed last Friday.
The couple stayed at the Staycity Aparthotel for £ 50 a night when they fell ill last Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the University of York insisted that the student confirm that the deadly virus had not set foot on campus or in student halls after his return from China.
A statement was: “The affected student did not come into contact with the virus on campus or in the Vita accommodation … We understand that this update is a concern and we want to emphasize that the risk level remains negligible.”
A total of 468 people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus, of which 466 were negative.
The Chinese ambassador to the UK today criticized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advice for all 30,000 civilians in mainland China and urged the government to seek “professional advice” from the World Health Organization.
Liu Xiaoming said at a press conference today: “[There] should not be a panic, not an overreaction. We advise the British side to seek professional advice from the WHO.
“They told us they will follow the WHO’s advice. It seems to me that the words do not match the actions.
“Life is still normal in most parts of China, so I say again in private and public. I hope the British government and the public have an objective, cold-blooded view of what’s going on. We must support each other instead of weakening the other’s efforts. “
Saudi Arabia today became the 16th nation forbidding travelers from entering the country from China that has been hit by coronavirus. A total of 31 countries have imposed a form of travel ban or have suspended all flights to the mainland
Meanwhile, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth attacked the government for being “irresponsible” and demanded that all civilians return home without assistance.
He said: “If Dominic Raab says that everyone must return to the UK, I am afraid the government must do more to get those nationals home. You cannot just make those announcements and not offer serious help.
“The government can make plans to get them on flights, they can charter more flights if they think this is important, probably because Mr. Raab has said they should come home.”
When asked whether the government should pay for people returning to the UK, he said: “The Foreign Minister cannot make these statements and support them with any action.”
Dozens of passengers fleeing the country affected by coronavirus enter Britain every day without being properly screened or tested for the virus, giving rise to a similar general travel ban.
But the UK is still expected to be bound by EU immigration laws and obliged to comply with all decisions regarding travel restrictions that have been taken by the bloc, despite technically leaving on January 31.
A medical worker in East Java, Indonesia, is investigating an isolation room that can be used to contain people with the infectious corona virus
Patients infected with the coronavirus are pictured arriving at an improvised hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city in the middle of the outbreak
It is said that ministers are debating whether or not to impose the ban, but government sources say it is useless if Brussels does not follow the example.
Passengers were still able to enter Great Britain via another EU state due to the rules of free movement.
“What good is it if one of you forbids flights if none of the others do it?” told a high government source MailOnline Wednesday. “Because you just come in via an indirect route.”
Brexit party leader Nigel Farage said last night: “We can follow flights from China landing in the UK, but we cannot follow those countries from China in the rest of Europe. The free movement of the EU makes us more vulnerable. ”
What do we know about the Wuhan corona virus?
Someone infected with the Wuhan corona virus can spread it with just a simple cough or sneeze, scientists say.
It has now been confirmed that at least 565 people have died with the virus and more than 28,200 people have been infected in at least 28 countries and regions. But experts predict that the actual number of people with the disease can be 100,000 or even 350,000 in Wuhan alone, as they warn that in 100 cases it can kill as many as two. This is what we know so far:
What is the Wuhan corona virus?
A corona virus is a type of virus that can cause disease in animals and humans. Viruses break into cells in their host and use them to reproduce themselves and disrupt the normal functions of the body. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word “corona”, which means crown, because they are enveloped by a pointed shell that looks like a royal crown.
HOW CORINAAVIRUS SPREAD FROM CHINA
The vast majority of the confirmed infections of the Wuhan coronavirus have been diagnosed in China.
But more than 25 countries or areas outside the mainland have also declared infections:
- Belgium: 1 case, first case February 4
- Spain: 1 case, first case January 31
- Sweden: 1 case, first case January 31
- Russia: 2 cases, first case January 31
- UK: 3 cases, first case January 31
- India: 3 cases, first case January 30
- Philippines: 3 cases, first case January 30
- Italy: 2 cases, first case January 30
- Finland: 1 case, first case January 29
- United Arab Emirates: 5 cases, first case January 29
- Germany: 12 cases, first case January 27
- Sri Lanka: 1 case, first case January 27
- Cambodia: 1 case, first case January 27
- Canada: 5 cases, first case January 25
- Australia: 14 cases, first case January 25
- Malaysia: 16 cases, first case January 25
- France: 6 cases, first case January 24
- Nepal: 1 case, first case January 24
- Vietnam: 10 cases, first case January 24
- Singapore: 28 cases, first case January 23
- Macau: 10 cases, first case January 22
- Hong Kong: 21 cases, first case January 22
- Taiwan: 11 cases, first case January 21
- United States: 12 cases, first case January 20
- south Korea: 23 cases, first case January 20
- Japan: 45 cases, first case January 16
- Thailand: 25 cases, first case January 13
The corona virus from Wuhan is one that has never been seen before this outbreak. It is currently called 2019-nCoV and has no more detailed name because so little is known about it.
Dr. Helena Maier of the Pirbright Institute said: “Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different types, including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and wildlife.
“Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses that are known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild, common cold, but two new coronaviruses have emerged since 2002 that can infect people and lead to more serious illnesses (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronaviruses) .
“Coronaviruses are known to occasionally jump from one species to another, and that happened in the case of SARS, MERS and the new coronavirus. The animal origin of the new coronavirus is not yet known. ”
The first human cases were publicly reported from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where around 11 million people live, after physicians first began to see infections on December 31.
On January 8, 59 suspected cases were reported and seven people were in critical condition. Tests were developed for the new virus and registered cases began to rise.
The first person died that week and on January 16, two were dead and 41 cases were confirmed. The next day, scientists predicted that 1,700 people were infected, possibly up to 7,000.
Only a week later there had been more than 800 confirmed cases and those same scientists estimate that around 4,000 – possibly 9,700 – had been infected in Wuhan alone. At that time, 26 people had died.
On January 27, more than 2,800 people were infected, 81 had died, and estimates of the total number of cases ranged from 100,000 to 350,000 in Wuhan alone.
On January 29, the number of deaths had risen to 132 and the number was more than 6,000.
Where does the virus come from?
Scientists say the virus almost certainly comes from bats. Coronaviruses generally tend to come from animals – the similar SARS and MERS viruses are thought to have originated in civet cats and camels, respectively.
The first cases of the virus in Wuhan came from people who visited or worked in a live animal market in the city, which has since closed for investigation.
Although the market is officially a fish market, other dead and live animals were sold there, including wolves, salamanders, snakes, peacocks, porcupines and camel meat.
A study by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, published in February 2020 in the scientific journal Nature, showed that the genetic makeup virus samples found in patients in China are 96 percent comparable to a corona virus found in bats.
There may have been an animal that acted as a middle human and picked it up from a bat before it was transferred to a human, researchers suggested, although details about this are less clear.
Dr. Michael Skinner, a virologist at Imperial College London, was not involved in the research, but said: “The discovery definitely explains the origins of nCoV in bats in China.
“We still don’t know if another species served as an intermediate host to strengthen the virus, and possibly even to bring it to market, nor what species that host could have been.”
Until now, the deaths are fairly low. Why do health experts worry so much about it?
Experts say that the international community is worried about the virus because so little is known about it and it seems to be spreading fast.
It is similar to SARS, which has infected 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 in an outbreak in Asia in 2003, in the sense that it is a type of corona virus that infects people’s lungs.
Another cause for concern is that nobody has immunity to the virus because they have never encountered it before. This means that it may cause more damage than viruses we often encounter, such as the flu or a cold.
Dr. Peter Horby, professor at Oxford University, spoke during a briefing in January: “New viruses can spread through the population much faster than viruses circulating all the time because we have no immunity for them.
“Most seasonal flu viruses have a death rate of less than one in 1,000 people. Here we are talking about a virus for which we do not fully understand the severity spectrum, but it is possible that the mortality rate can go up to two percent. “
If the death rate is really two percent, it means that two out of every 100 patients who get it will die.
“My feeling is that it’s lower,” Dr. added. Horby. “We probably miss this iceberg of milder things. But that is the current condition in which we find ourselves.
“Two percent of the fatal cases are comparable to the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, so it is a major concern worldwide.”
How does the virus spread?
The disease can spread between people, only through coughing and sneezing, making it a highly contagious infection. And it can also spread before someone has symptoms.
It is believed that it travels in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing and parts of cutlery or utensils are all risky.
It was originally thought that people would catch a market for live animals in the city of Wuhan. But soon cases occurred to people who had never been there, so doctors had to realize that it spread from person to person.
There is now evidence that it can spread the third hand – to someone from a person who has caught it from another person.
What does the virus do to you? What are the symptoms?
Once someone has contracted the virus, it can take two to 14 days for symptoms to appear, but they can still be contagious during this time.
When and when they get sick, typical symptoms are runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever (high temperature). The vast majority of patients – at least 97 percent based on available data – will recover without problems or medical assistance.
In a small group of patients, who appear to be mostly elderly or people with long-term illnesses, this can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the inside of the lungs swells and fills with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if not treated, can be fatal and suffocate.
What have genetic tests revealed about the virus?
Scientists in China have registered the genetic sequences of about 19 strains of the virus and released them to experts around the world.
This allows others to study them, develop tests and possibly look into the treatment of the disease they cause.
Research has shown that the coronavirus did not change much – change is known as mutating – much during the early stages of its spread.
Gao Fu, the director general of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said yesterday that the virus was mutating and adapting as it spread through people.
This means that efforts to study and possibly control the virus can be made extra difficult because the virus can look different every time scientists analyze it.
More research can show whether the virus first infected a small number of people and then changes and spreads, or whether there are different versions of the virus from animals that have developed separately.
How dangerous is the virus?
The virus has so far killed 565 people out of a total of at least 28,000 officially confirmed cases – a death rate of around two percent. This is a similar death rate to the Spanish flu outbreak that killed around 50 million people in 1918.
However, experts say that the actual number of patients is probably considerably higher and therefore the mortality rate is considerably lower. Researchers at Imperial College London estimate that there were 4,000 cases in Wuhan alone until 18 January (up to 9,700) – officially there were only 444 so far. are less dangerous than is currently assumed.
Experts say it is likely that only the most seriously ill patients seek help and are therefore registered – the vast majority will only have mild, cold-like symptoms. For those whose conditions get worse, there is a risk of pneumonia that can destroy the lungs and kill you.
Can the virus be cured?
The Wuhan corona virus cannot be cured at the moment and it is difficult to comprehend.
Antibiotics do not work against viruses, so they are excluded. Antiviral drugs can, but the process of understanding a virus and then developing and producing drugs to treat it would take years and huge amounts of money.
There is not yet a vaccine for the coronavirus and it is unlikely that a vaccine will be developed in time that could be useful in this outbreak for similar reasons as above.
The National Institutes of Health in the US and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this can take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical technology.
Currently, governments and health authorities are working to control the virus and care for patients who are sick and prevent them from infecting other people.
People who contract the disease are quarantined in hospitals, where their symptoms can be treated and they are away from the uninfected public.
And airports around the world are implementing screening measures, such as having doctors on site, measuring people’s temperature to monitor fever, and using thermal screening to detect those who may be sick (infection causes an elevated temperature).
However, it can take weeks for the symptoms to appear, so there is only a small chance that patients will be noticed at an airport.
Is this outbreak an epidemic or a pandemic?
The outbreak is an epidemic when a disease occurs in a community, such as a country or region.
Although it has spread to dozens of countries, the outbreak has not yet been classified as a pandemic, which is defined by the World Health Organization as the “global spread of a new disease.”
Dr. Sylvie Briand, head of global contagious preparation for contagious dangers, said: “We are not currently in a pandemic. We are in the phase where it is an epidemic with multiple foci, and we are trying to put an end to the transfer in each of these foci, “the Guardian reported.
She said that most of the cases outside of Hubei were “flooded” from the epicenter, so the disease did not spread actively around the world.