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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 04, 2020  2 years ago
The WHO (World Health Organization) announced on Tuesday that the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV which has spread from China to more than two dozen countries, does not yet constitute a "pandemic" just yet.   Dr Sylvie Briand, head of WHO's Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters in Geneva, "Currently we are not in a pandemic,&qu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
Thai health authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon during a media conference that 6 more individuals in Thailand were infected with the coronavirus. This bring the total to 25, which many epidemiology experts consider to be very low since the numbers of Chinese nationals that had travelled to Thailand between December 2019 to January 2020 were phenomenal, including the numbers from Wuhan. &n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
Singapore has reported 6 new cases bringing the total infected in the country with the coronavirus to 24. Of the 6 new cases, 4 were local transmissions as these individuals had never travelled to China in the last 6 months.   The new cases constitute "limited local transmission", the Singapore Health Ministry said on Tuesday.   "There is however no widespread evidence o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
South Korean authorities have confirmed that a female South Korean tourist who had visited Thailand had contracted the coronavirus. She had never visited China prior to this nor was she in contact with any Chinese nationals. She becomes South Korea's 16th case of those infected with the coronavirus.   Many are however doubting the credibility of this report as Thailand has taken extreme...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
It is extremely irresponsible for any educated medical or healthcare professional or so called expert to publicly make comparisons between the 2019-nCoV coronavirus and the human influenza virus.  Its one thing for politicians and government officials along with ignorant journalist to do so but not from those trained in science.   Of late many “experts’ are saying that the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
Hong Kong reported its first death from the coronavirus this morning. The dead patient was identified as a 39 year old male from China who had lived prior to hospitalization at Whampoa Gardens in Hong Kong.   He was the 13th confirmed case of the virus in Hong Kong out of the 15 cases there.   His death marks the second death out of China, with the other reported in Philippines a day ago...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
UPDATES: As Of 15 minutes ago, 9.25 Bangkok Time, Chinese Health Officals In Beijung contacted us to say the the figures told to us in the morning were wrong as their staff had apparently got figures mixed up! The official death toll remains at 426, but the numbers infected should be only 20,442 according to them , 23,214 are the numbers of suspected infected cases and that there are another 221,0...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus news team from Medical Spheres was interested to know and dispel any fake news about the possibility of the coronavirus mutating and claims that it only affects the elderly, hence they explored the topic with various experts in the field and got a variety of conflicting answers.   The CDC, WHO and numerous other health experts and officials are stating that the virus on...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  2 years ago
WHO or the World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from WHO first when they search for information about the new coronavirus that recently emerged in China. WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the opening of WHO's executive board meeting on Monday that social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and TikT...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  2 years ago
Chinese virology researchers have discovered that genetic material of the new coronavirus strain, 2019-nCoV was discovered in the stools and rectal swabs of patients confirming that the virus also can be transmitted through the digestive tract.   The new finding was made by scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  2 years ago
Scientifically, it is now confirmed that the new coronavirus can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Dr. Anthony Fauci, US National Institutes of Health's Infectious Disease Chief   New details that emerged last week about t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  2 years ago
Over the weekend, many countries had reported new cases of confirmed 2019-nCoV coronavirus infections with thousands more of suspected cases merging all over the world.   As of Monday morning, the number of countries that have confirmed infected cases stands at 31 with a total of 185 infected individuals.   The US, Germany South Korea,Hong Kong, India and UAE all reported new cases ove...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  2 years ago
UDATE: At  9.00 am Beijing Time, China Health Authrorities revised the figues from those released an hour earlier. The death toll is 362, Infected are 17,250 and Critcal 2,128) Despite assurances by the Chinese Government and WHO that they have things under control, there seems to be no respite from the deadly coronavirus that is on a “rampage’ in China. Current death tolls are n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  2 years ago
Already at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in late December 2019, Chinese medical researchers and doctors were already treating coronavirus infected patients with a HIV antiviral called Aluvia, also known as Kaletra, which is is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir and is produced by pharmaceutical company AbbVie. (simply goggle online and you can see that many medical sites were already...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  2 years ago
In the last few weeks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in China that is fast spreading worldwide, many individuals have been in a panic state but fail to realize that in actual reality, the coronavirus is even milder than the common influenza that affects millions each year and also kills far more people. The coronavirus only has a 2 percent mortality rate so far, whereas the mortality rate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  2 years ago
The newly emergence of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has put the world on high alert for transcontinental transmission, reminiscent of the outbreak of SARS, also a coronavirus in 2002-2003. Decade-long structural studies by Dr Fang Li of the University of Minnesota, et al. have shown how the SARS virus  (SARS-CoV) interacts with animal and human hosts in order to infect them. The me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  2 years ago
It could not get worst for China, Bird Flu has struck the Hunan province that neighbors the province of Hubei, the epicenter for the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak.   The outbreak was reported by Chinese officials in the city of Shaoyang in Hunan province on Saturday evenning. Initially about 4,500 chickens died from the H5N1 infection on Saturday while local authorities decided to cull anoth...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  2 years ago
As of Sunday morning, the number of countries that now have confirmed coronavirus infection cases besides China stands at 32, with the total number of infected cases outside of China hovering at 178 confirmed cases. There are more than 20,000 suspected cases stretching across 92 countries with about 1, 620 that have taken a diagnostic test and are awaiting results.   Certain countries still...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  2 years ago
A novel modeling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of January 25, 2020. The findings of the study could infer many implications as to the actual dire situation the world is in right down along with what possible future scenarios could be. Major routes of ou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  2 years ago
Government officials, politicians and organizations worldwide especially in Europe, US, Australia and Asia are now calling for the Chinese Government and also the WHO (World Health Organization) to be held accountable for allowing the Coronavirus Epidemic to escalate and spread worldwide while announcing publicly that they had things under control.   The coronavirus epidemic as of Saturday mo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  2 years ago
No government or manufacturer will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for use before the middle of 2020, despite an intensive global effort, a senior biotech executive told Thailand Medical News. Dr Stephane Bancel is chief executive of Moderna Therapeutics, one of several entities involved in an all-out international effort to create a vaccine as soon as possible for the deadly SARS-li...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  2 years ago
(UPDATE: As of Saturday late morning , Mr. Somkuan Khanngern, Deputy Director of Krabi And Dr. Suphot Phu Kao-Luan, Director of Krabi Hospital, held another press conference at Krabi to announce that the earlier press conference on Friday by the Provincial health authorities were not true and that there are only five Chinese tourists in Krabi under observations and those too most probably had only...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
On Friday evening, Thailand public health officials announced 5 more new cases of individuals affected with the coronavirus, bringing total  number infected to 19 and effectively retaining Thailand status as the second country out of China with the most number infected cases.   Significantly, Thailand health officials said that one case was the first human-to-human transmission in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
The deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the world. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a face mask is of little use, practically speaking, some medical experts say.  (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED, NEW STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WEARING EVEN ORDINARY NON-N95 MASK DOES HELP TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
First American domestic transmission of the new coronavirus from China via a person to person incident has occurred according health officials. The new case, the sixth in the country, is the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the coranavirus spreading betwee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
While day to day, the media and public focus with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic has been on the death tolls and infected cases emerging in various countries, what most media and individuals are failing to realize is that most of these figures are not accurate. Thermocyclers From Thermo Fisher   These days as a matter of national security and also for political and economy reason...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
Swiss Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in collaboration with British researchers have modified sugar molecules so that they are capable, by simple contact, of destroying viruses, without toxicity to humans. This new broad-spectrum antiviral could apply, for example, to the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China.   Typically, so-called "virucidal" substances, such...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  2 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a Global Health Emergency status with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic, with implications very shortly that massive restrictions concerning air travel and public travel worldwide will be put into place along with numerous border closings. Airlines, hotels and other aspects of the tourism industry along with the event and seminar industries ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  2 years ago
India and Philippines both reported their first case of individuals with confirmed infection of the 2019nCoV coronavirus.   The first case of coronavirus in India was of an Indian student studying at Wuhan University who had returned to India to the state of Kerala. The Indian health ministry said that the patient, who is in isolation at the hospital, is stable and is being closely monitore...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  2 years ago
Khaosod , Thairath and other Thai media are reporting  that Thailand’s Prime Minister HE General Prayut Chan O Cha had developed fever after visiting the Suvarnbhumi Airport yesterday and that he has been advised by doctors to rest and take off from official duties while he recuperates. the media said that officials downplayed the situation and and also confirmed that the prime min...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  2 years ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to declare a State Of Global Health Emergency before next week, once all evacuations of foreign citizens are out from Wuhan and governments worldwide make necessary preparations as the Global Health Emergency status would have dire consequences on global travel and traffic as many border closures will be enforced along with local stringent measures in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  2 years ago
Singapore has announced three more cases with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus bringing the total to 10 while there are more than 70 suspected cases that are awaiting test results. Close to two hundred people are under quarantine for having being in contact with the infected and suspected cases.   Australia also has new cases bring the total to 7.   Canada now has two more confirmed cases besid...
Source  Jan 29, 2020  2 years ago
China Health Authorities announced this evening that the number of individuals that are in a severe critical condition as a result of the coronavirus have now rapidly increased in the last 24 hours. The current number of such patients stands as 1,252 patients as of 1700 hours (Beijing time)   Interesting Data About Chinese Travellers Who Went Overseas From December 2019 till January 23rd 2020...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  2 years ago
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced the first case of the new coronavirus in the UAE in members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.   In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry added that "the health condition of those infected are stable and they are currently under medical observation."   The Health authorities refuse...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  2 years ago
The death from the 2019-nCoV virus epidemic in China has now risen to 132 with more confirmed infected cases materializing (confirm infected means those that have had the test to confirm that they are carrying the coronavirus while more than 147,420 patients are displaying symptoms all over China but have yet to have the test done as test kits are currently in scarcity. All new deaths originated f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
The Permanent Secretary From The Ministry Of Public Health, Thailand, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai has just announced that 6 more cases of individuals have been confirmed to be infected with the new 2019-nCov virus from China. Of the six, 5 were a family from Hebei that came to Thailand for a more than a week now and initially never had any symptoms when they entered Thailand. Another also a Chinese n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
Sri Lanka and Germany has officially announced that both countries now have one case each of individuals infected with the new 2019-nCoV virus while Sri Lanka has another 17 individuals under observation while Germany has about 6 more under observation.   The  number of coronavirus infected cases internationally stands as :Thailand (8 cases), Hong Kong (8 cases), United States (5 ca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Officials  from Wuhan Municipal Health Commission has finally revealed that the reason for the sometimes  ‘ambiguous’ and also unreliable data was due to the fact that all the hospitals in the area and also elsewhere in Hubei and all over China does not have enough test kits for the 2019-nCoV virus. Initially there were only two companies  in China that  were licens...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
China health authorities in Wuhan as of 4.30pm, Bangkok time released figures showing the death toll is now 91, with one new death in the province of Hainan (an 80 year old woman) and the rest in Hubei. The number of infected has risen to 2874 with many new cases emerging in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. The authorities said that 426 individuals were in critical condition while more than 32,175...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
China Health authorities initially said in a Monday morning statement that the death toll from the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 80 but at 7.45am (Bangkok time), Wuhan City officials revised the figure to 83. All new deaths were only from the Hubei province and affected cities there and that apparently there were no new deaths reported in other provinces in China. The number infected ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
The China health authorities as of 9pm Bangkok time announced that the total death toll is only 58 while the numbers infected is a mere 2147. (the figures released by the health authorities do no tally with actual happening in hospitals all over the affected cities!) Bodies piling up at a hospital in Wuhan A Chinese doctor at Wuhan General Hospital speaking on conditions of anonymity told Thail...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
Since the outbreak of SARS in 2002, there was initially numerous studies and research done to find a cure for the SARS Coronavirus.  Most of the research at that time was initiated by researchers from China and also Hong Kong and subsequently as a result of certain breakthroughs; additional research was carried out in countries in Europe and the US. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm for most of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
As of Sunday, 8am Bangkok time, Chinese health officials released information saying that the death toll as a result of the 2019-nCoV virus (or Wuhan Virus) is now 56 while the number infected is 1975, of which 324 individuals are in severe critical condition. However, based on observations by two of Thailand Medical News ground staff in Wuhan and Beijing, the figures do not make any sense. Yest...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
18 cities In China now In lockdown affecting 56 million people, death toll now 45 and numbers infected have risen to almost 1,500. A ghastly scene form the 1918 Flu Pandemic   China has now expanded the lockdown to cover a total of 18 cities affecting 57 million people with more cities coming under lockdown the next few days. It has also declared that the country is in a state of emergency ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
The  2019-nCoV virus that is  rapidly spreading in China and nearby countries seems to trigger symptoms similar to those seen in the severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) coronavirus outbreak in 2003, two new studies show. The first clinical study was published on Jan. 24 in The Lancet journal, these are the first clinical studies conducted on patients struc...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
Official figures on Saturday morning from Chinese health authorities are that 41 people have so far died from the new coronavirus strain in China while 1,287 people are infected although the numbers in state hospitals all over China are showing a different scenario. France has reported three cases of individuals infected with the 2019-nCoV virus while a second case has also been reported in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
13 Cities in China are now on lockdown involving a population of about 35 million people. The cities include Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang,  Chibi, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Huangshi, Xianning and Yichang, HuangZhou, Yangxin and Xiushui. More cities are expected to be placed in lockdown over the weekened. So far as of 5pm (Bangkok Time) today, 31 people have died from the disease including t...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Virus Spreading Globally While WHO Still Dragging New cases of individuals being infected with China’s 2019-nCoV virus are emerging in countries like Vietnam, and Singapore. To date so far the virus has emerged in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, US and Mexico. In the UK, fourteen cases are being investigated. Many are also concerned about the Philippines where the healthca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The situation in China is now getting worrisome with more cities are on lockdown. Initially Wuhan with a population of 11 million was placed on lockdown. Now  Huangggang with a population of 7.5 million and Ezhou with a population of I million is also being placed in lockdown.  Speculations  are that certain parts of Shanghai , Shenzhen and even Beijing will be next. Chinese Army ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The new virus in China that is currently the centre of global attention is called the 2019-nCo V virus, the name given by the WHO or The World  Health Organisation. A Typical Coronavirus   The virus belongs to a class of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Often, emerging viral infections from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections, pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks.  A recent study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of Decemb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The number of deaths in China as a result of the new coronavirus is fast increasing by the hour and so has the number being infected. According to Chinese officials the number has now jumped to 17 deaths with hundreds more in critical conditions and the number of infected is rising exponentially. The Chinese government is also imposing a “defacto city shutdown and quarantine”. Wuhan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
China reported on Wednesday that more than 450 people infected across country, as US and Macao report first cases.   The current death toll from a new pneumonia-like virus originating in China rose to nine on Wednesday, with more than 450 people affected across the country. Meanwhile, newly confirmed cases in the U.S. and Macao underscored concerns over how the coronavirus was spreading ahead...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
According to Chinese health authrorities, the number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday. Since the last 24 hours, there has been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed six people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission. The recent confirmed cases are mostly in Hubei provi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
The real number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely to be thousands more than officially reported, medical researchers have said. The breaking news comes as Chinese health authorities said on Saturday that they have discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain....

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