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Thailand Coronavirus News is a section dedicated to the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic in China and fast spreading globally. The strain of coronavirus called Covid-19 or also commonly called the Wuhan coronavirus is genetically more potent and faster spreading than the SARS coronavirus. Currently teams are working to develop a new vaccine for this new coronavirus while other teams are...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  2 years ago
In the last 4 hours , 5 more cases of confirmed coronavirus infections was reported in Daegu province of South Korea, bringing  the national toll to 87. However there are hundreds being tested and awaiting results.   The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu has urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday to refrain from going outside as cases of a new coronavirus spike. Mayor Kwon Youn...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  2 years ago
A Coronavirus App, which will the world’s first in terms of its unique features is being developed by an international team of developers and medical staff lead by a Thai team from Thailand Medical News.   The coronavirus app project is the brainchild of Khun Jakkapong Watcharachaijunta, director of Thailand Medical News.   Khun Jakkapong commented,“ We were working on the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  2 years ago
New cases of confirmed coronavirus infections are being reported on a daily basis in countries like Japan, South  Korea and Singapore.   South Korea had the biggest increase with reported confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 51 news cases emerged, bringing its total number of cases to 82.   Of the total new cases, almost half of these new cases was the result of an id...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  2 years ago
China has announced that it has changed its counting method for new confirmed coronavirus cases as it revises its diagnostic criteria which now discards all CT scans as an additional means of verification and reverts back to only traditional nucleic acid tests (NATs) ,this despite the fact that many false negatives were noted by the previous method. Many Chinese doctors were dismayed by the ann...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
ISNA news agency, Iran's semi-official news entity said that authorities have confirmed two cases of the new coronavirus, the first in the country.   The media report on Wednesday afternoon did not elaborate on the nationality of the two people infected by the coronavirus nor their ages or gender.   ISNA quoted an official in the country's health ministry, Kiyanoush Jahanp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
The ACC or American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released a clinical bulletin that addresses cardiac implications of the current SARS-Cov-2 epidemic that causes the Covid-19 disease. The clinical provides information on the potential cardiac implications from analog viral respiratory pandemics and offers early clinical guidance given current SAR-Cov-2 uncertainty. Initial reports from China...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
Israel has issued a ban of all non-Israeli’s arriving from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau due the coronavirus.   This was an upgrade from the initial travel restrictions imposed earlier in which all travellers from these four countries were supposed to undergo a compulsory 14 day quarantine.   In addition to the new ban, all Israelis coming back from the 4 countries and o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus research with respect to understanding the genomic structures of the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease along genophenotype studies, studies about the properties of the new coronavirus, it cellular path way behavior to even the development of vaccines and potential drugs are currently underway in full steam at the moment with close to more than 376 research stu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
South Korea reported 15 news cases of individuals infected with the new coronavirus bringing its total number of cases in the country to 46.   11 cases were linked to what is known as a ‘super-spreader’, a 61 year old woman from Daegu province who passed the coronavirus to other worshippers in the church that she attended.   According to sources, there are about another 420 s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
In a reflection how unethical and profit centered certain American big corporations are, even in times of a global health crisis such as the coronavirus epidemic that has so far killed more than 2009 people and infected 75,200 if not actually more and also how  “filthy’ certain local Thai media corporations are, we are detailing a list of recent events concerning a research piece ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
While China and even Who leadership lead by Ethiopian national Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus are claiming that coronavirus  epidemic is  peaking in China and also claiming that the number of infected cases are ‘slowing’, a new report which is the 5th in series submitted by Imperial College research team from the MRC (Medical Research Council)  Centre for Global Infectiou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  2 years ago
Authorities in Russia announced on Tuesday said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory with effective from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus. Deputy Prime Minister in charge of health, Tatiana Golikova told media, "The entry of all Chinese citizens via Russia's state frontiers will be suspended from February 20 for work t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
Singapore announced 4 more new cases of coronavirus infections today, bring the total to now 81 in the country with hundreds more suspected cases being investigated. All four news cases had been in prior contact with other infected individuals including one who is a medical personnel.   There are hundreds more of suspected cases  in Singapore that are being investigation and some are a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Research scientists from the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center data through analyzing genetic sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease have identified potential immunological vulnerabilities that could help in vaccine and drug development, along with  further study of the infectious disease now spreading worldwide.   Most signif...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
State television in China has announced that Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died at 10.30am (February 18th), due to the new coronavirus.He is  second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease.   Only  yesterday another report was published by the Chinese CDC that refuted the Federal governments clai...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
Healthcare professionals both in India and overseas have criticized the Indian Government for allowing its Ministry of AYUSH, which promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, to release a health advisory on January 29 that advocates the use of homeopathy to ward off infections of the newly circulating SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. This includes the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
Media reports are emerging that  Thailand's Public Health Ministry has advised Thais planning trips to Singapore and Japan to postpone their visits, citing the rising number of people infected by the coronavirus in the two countries. It was reported that permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry in Thailand, Dr Sukhum Kanchanapima said that the coronavirus outbreak in...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
Japan risk having a domestic coronavirus epidemic according to epidemiologists from the UK and US. They are warning that Japanese health authorities need to take more stringent measures as it risk developing a local domestic coronavirus epidemic due to a variety of possible factors and reasons.   In reality Japan has only 66 confirmed coronavirus infections as the remaining 454 cases were f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
The latest coronavirus research for a treatment protocol was conducted by  state owned company, China National Biotec Group who  recently experimented using blood plasma donated from recovered patients to treat critically sick patients. The donated plasma contained valuable proteins that could help fight off the coronavirus. Plasma infusions are just one of many treatment options experts...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  2 years ago
A new research study published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology  by researchers from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that there was 3,109 cases of medical personnel ranging from doctors and nurses and other healthcare professionals who were infected with the coronavirus. This study covered 72,314 suspected cases as of Feb. 11, among which 44,672...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
A coronavirus research team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID's) Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, United States has released a latest series of detailed images for the first time from their lab showing the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This transmission electron microscope image shows  the SARS-CoV2  virus Credit: NIAID-RM...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
Latest Coronavirus research study by genomic researchers from Peking Union Medical College in China has revealed that the genome of new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease has 380 amino acid substitutions when compared to the genome of the original SARS-CoV. (note that the SARS-CoV-2 if the official name of the novel 2019-nCoV virus)   Furthermore it was discovered t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus infected cases has now reached a total of 35 after Thailand’s health ministry reported one new coronavirus case today, a 60 year-old Chinese woman whose family had already contracted the virus.   Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the health ministry's permanent secretary told a media conference, "This is from an old case of a Chinese family of nine, all of them have ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
The new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 which causes the Covid-19 disease made its debut to the world in early December 2019 in Wuhan, China with its origins still remaining a mystery with so many questions as to which animal it jumped from thru a zoonotic transmission.   Certain fake news sites came up with conspiracy theories the virus was man-made but detailed genomic analysis by researche...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
In another blow to China’s PR machine, the newly build 1,600 bed hospital in Wuhan that was named the Thunder God Hospital and was China’s pride to show the world that despite the coronavirus epidemic and the pressure that it was facing, it was resilient and capable of achieving amazing feats, was deemed unusable yesterday when a heavy wind and snow storm hit Wuhan on Sunday. Patient...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  2 years ago
China public health authorities released figures for this morning’s death toll from the ravaging coronavirus epidemic with 100 new death cases reported for Hubei alone. Another 6 deaths were reported in other parts of the country, bringing the death toll to now 1,772 while the number of confirmed infected stands at  71,248. 11,272 patients are in severe critical condition. (note that th...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 16, 2020  2 years ago
The current number of confirmed infected cases of the coronavirus outside China is now 780 patients spanning 29 countries. However the number of suspected cases worldwide is ever increasing with about close to 52,630  cases spanning 114 countries. Most of these suspected cases are under observation and are pending testing or are awaiting test results. It must be noted that a high percentage o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2020  2 years ago
A latest coronavirus research by medical scientists from Nanjing Medical University and Suzhou Hospital lead by Dr Jianqing Wang, Head of the Department of Urology, at Suzhou Hospital say that certain males affected by the SARS-Cov2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease might likely become infertile even if they recover from the infection.   According to the new researched published...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2020  2 years ago
Gilead’s second batch of antiviral drug, Remdesivir which was dispatched through FedEx has arrived in Wuhan to be used for two ongoing clinical trials against the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus that that has so far killed more than 1,670 people as a result of the Covid-19 disease that it causes.   The experimental drug is to be tested on a total of 760 patients. A total of 5000 drug doses and ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 16, 2020  2 years ago
China’s health authorities this morning (Sunday,16th February) announced that there were 139 new deaths due to the coronavirus in Hubei within the last 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 1,666. The number of individuals confirmed infected with the coronavirus is 69,061 while there are more than 11,053 patients in severe critical condition. (note that all these figures are as claimed b...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2020  2 years ago
(PLEASE WATCH VIDEO BELOW OF WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR GENERAL ADDRESSING THE BRIEFING) During the last 6 days, certain country leaders have been downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus epidemic despite increasing death tolls and infected cases.   When a leading Chinese researcher, Dr  Zeng Qun,who is  the deputy head of the Shanghai Civil Affai...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), China is currently running more than 82 clinical trials for treatment of the new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) that causes the Covid-19 disease.   Michael Ryan, director of the WHO's Emergencies Programmes spoke during the Munich Security Conference, calling on nations around the world to work with Beijing to fight the coronavirus.   He ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
French Health Minister Agnes Buzynhas announced this afternoon (Saturday 15th February) that one of the 11 patients that was detected with the coronavirus in France has died.   The patient was described as an elderly Chinese tourist and marks Europe’s first fatality.   Meanwhile cases of coronavirus infections continue to rise among passengers onboard the quarantined cruise ship ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand coronavirus situation seemingly is well under control as despite having arrivals of more than 1 million Chinese travellers during the months of December 2019 and January 2020 with a fair proportion of it being from Wuhan city and Hubei city, the total number of detected cases of individuals infected with the new coronavirus has only been 34 to date and also most have already recovered and...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is now being deployed by China to help fight the coronavirus threat according to a press conference this morning at Hubei organized by China health officials. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)  experts at a hospital in Binzhou, Shandong province, China.Photo credit : REUTERS    It was revealed during the press conference by a top Chinese health...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
World leading epidemiology expert, Harvard University’s Professor Dr Marc Lipsitch and his team had earlier published a study that reported about the possibility of the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia having missed cases of coronavirus infected individuals. The report was meant to create awareness of the possibility of not detecting certain types of coronavirus spread t...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
China’s State Councillor Wang Yi, who also serves as China’s foreign minister, said China has taken the most rigorous and decisive measures to fight the coronavirus epidemic, with many efforts going beyond international health regulations and World Health Organisation (WHO)recommendations. “Through our efforts the epidemic is overall under control,” he said.   H...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
Virology experts are warning that certain Western countries that are assuming  the Covid-19 coronavirus will not be able to withstand warmer weathers as seasons change are bracing themselves for complacency that can have disastrous results.   Furthermore, there are no scientific studies or backing so far that the new coronavirus is affected by higher weather temperatures.   Singap...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new research lead by Swedish researchers from the Umeå University in Sweden along with collaboration with researchers from Heidelberg in Germany and Zhangzhou in China, the coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated so far.   The researchers conducted a detailed analysis and review of previous studies of the co...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
Singapore health authorities reported nine more cases of confirmed coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 67, the second highest out of China, besides Japan. But what is of concern it that there seems to be new cases each day and most are via  human and human transmissions involving people who have never been to China the last three months, and also individuals who were never in contac...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
China announced publicly that more than 1,700 medical workers on the frontlines of China’s battle against Covid-19 coronavirus have fallen ill from the disease, with almost 90% of those in the epicenter of Hubei.   Of these, six have died including 4 doctors and 2 nurses. In addition, 582 of these medical workers who are infected are currently in critical condition battling for t...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has publicly announced that the deadly outbreak of coronavirus could continue into next year. Captain Jennifer McQuiston of the CDC a media briefing. "There may be additional massive cases that we identify. I do want to prepare you for that," Captain McQuiston is overseeing the quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
I have to admit that there is so much garbage spewing online about the coronavirus, from so call non-qualified, non-medical rumour mongers ranging from conspiracy theories, releasing non-scientific information about the virus to flogging ‘snake-oil’ therapies and meds that can claim to be able treat and prevent the coronavirus. Some even just to cause panic or to increase their viewers...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
Many healthcare professionals are pinning their hopes on Gilead’s antiviral drug, Remdesivir in the battle against the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus which is fast spreading globally and already doing extensive damage in China.   While a few clinical studies are underway in China, the results from another new study has shown that it is also effective against the MERS coronavirus, sparkin...
Source ; Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2020  2 years ago
China Health authorities this morning reported the death toll from the coronavirus as being at 1,487, confirmed infected cases at 65,487 and those in severe  critical condition at 10,620.   Chinese doctors are saying that the numbers of patients progressing into severe critical stages is fast accelerating and also causing a big stress on the medical infrastructure with shortages of med...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
Japanese health authorities announced on Thursday the first death in the country from the new coronavirus.   Katsunobu Kato, Health Minister  said at a media conference that a woman in her 80s who lived in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, had died that day. She was not one of the passengers from the cruise ship that is currently docked at Yokohama.   She is the third person to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
The covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has shown that viruses are a constant threat to humanity. We have been through Ebola, Zika, SARS and MERS episodes but have yet to build up an arsenal of drugs and vaccines that can have a broad-spectrum effect on viruses from specific classes or families. Though vaccines are regularly developed and deployed against specific viruses, the process takes a lot of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus preparedness, despite cynicisms  with regards to the low reported numbers of infected cases so far and the fact that there is still a mask shortage in many places,  is still receiving praise from many that understands the critical factors involved in doing such a rating. A few  international doctors who were in Bangkok and Chiangmai recently for an heart symposi...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
Vietnam Government and health authorities have place under lockdown a farming region that comprised numerous villages with a population of more than 12,000 people as a result of a six cases of the deadly coronavirus emerging there. All six tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus and it is suspected that hundreds could have already been infected. The authorities locking down efforts of the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
A leading biotech company in UK, the  Native Antigen Company yesterday announced the commercial introduction of its lab synthesized Covid-19 coronavirus antigens, derived from the emerging Wuhan coronavirus strain.   The synthesized recombinant proteins offer scientists high-quality reagents to support ongoing infectious disease research, and the development of diagnostics and vaccines...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and who is also a senior official disclosed that said a huge  number of coronavirus test kits sent out by US health authorities to labs across the country to diagnose the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus are faulty.   Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shippin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
The WHO’s delegation team that has been in Beijing since Sunday has yet to make any comments or reports about conditions with regards to the coronavirus epidemic in China despite being there for a few days now.   They are still in Beijing and it is doubted if they would even get access to ground zero at Wuhan observe firsthand the disastrous effects of the coronavirus there.   To...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
WHO and CDC Officials are warning countries not be complacent by China’s statements about the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic peaking as countries elsewhere could see massive epidemic outbreaks in their own countries. Overcrowded Hospital In Zhejiang Province   China reported almost 15,000 new coronavirus infected cases in a single day, claiming  that they have adjusted their scree...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
The situation contrary to Chinese government and media saying that it the coronavirus epidemic peaking is far from over. In fact it is just starting as studies are emerging that the Covid-19 coronavirus is mutating and becoming more virulent coupled with the fact that it is spreading undetectably as a far rapid rate.   China itself witnessed a massive jump in the last 24 hours, with thousan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered via a new research as to why viruses that originate from bats such as the SARS, MERS and now Covid-19 coronaviruses, are all often deadly in humans. The study reveals that due to the bats' extremely strong immune response to viruses, it  drives viruses to replicate faster, and when these viruses jump to mammals with ...

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