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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 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
Though the number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have continued to surge inside China, sickening tens of thousands, with a death toll of more than 1,120, China realizing the economic fallout from the coronavirus, started an intense PR campaign to show that the disease is peaking and that infections rates are going down. It started with a media event, getting a 83 year old...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
In the midst of the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic a couple of innovative bio engineers and medical doctors from the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into any smartphone, connecting it automatically to a doctor’s office through a custom app they developed. University of Cincinnati engineering professor Chong Ahn, left, and graduate student Sthitodhi Ghosh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
Each year globally, almost a million people are diagnosed with C. difficile infections and more than 140,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was also observed that taking antibiotics increases a person's risk of infection.   Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI or C-diff), also known as Clostridium difficile infection...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
Despite the PR machines in China working overtime with new stories such as the number of coronavirus infected cases slowing down and showing staged footage of patients and medical staff dancing! on local TV networks, the actual  ground scenes paints a much more grim outlook. It has now been reported that just in Hubei alone, there are more than 7,350 patients that are in critical stage bat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
News has emerged that WHO’s team of medical experts that were sent on a mission to China since the 10th of February are holed up in Beijing at Health Authorities Offices and are merely given coordinated briefings and presentations but have not been allowed to the street levels or have yet to granted permission to travel to ground zero at Wuhan. As of this time, it is not even known if such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
In the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak, (peruse press coverages and media statements issued in the period  8th of January to 19th January 2020) numerous health officials and government authorities in an attempt to downplay the situation and panic said that human-to human transmissions were not possible. (they said that it was only via animal to human transmission)  By the late...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China continues to ravage the country and is spreading globally. To date 1115 people have died and almost 45,000 infected with more than 7740 in a severe critical condition. As these figures are expected to rise drastically, medical researchers around the world are racing to find a treatment. Most of the individuals infected with the new coronavirus have not re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
China health authorities this morning announced that the death toll from the Covid-19 coronavirus is now 1112 while the number of confirmed infected cases have risen to 44,792. Disturbingly, the number in critical condition has risen to 7358 with almost all in serious ICU conditions and literally fighting for their lives. Despite PR stunts by China in which a 83 year old epidemiologists address...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  2 years ago
The World Health Organization, announced on Tuesday that "Covid-19" will be the official name of the deadly coronavirus from China, saying the disease represented a "very grave threat" for the world but there was a "realistic chance" of stopping it.                                Covid-1...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Despite a recent PR stunt by China by using an 83 year old epidemiologist, Dr  Zhong Nanshan, to say that the coronavirus might peak by middle or late February and even disappear By April, many other Chinese doctors and researchers are saying that this is very unlikely and that the situation is going to get much worse and prolonged.   Despite winning fame for combating the SARS epidemi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand reported one more case of the coronavirus infection today, bring the country’s total to only 33 infected cases so far.   The infected patient is a 54-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who was put in quarantine after coming into contact with another Chinese virus patient while in Thailand, said Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the director-general of the Department of Disease...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Since the breakout of the coronavirus, the public first had to deal with constant misinformation and fake news from ignorant and non-medical illiterates and rumour-mongers.   Then we also had to deal with misinformation from so called medical experts and even certain health organizations and governments that are being supported by a few social media platforms.   It would have been bett...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Taiwan authorities as of 30 minutes ago has raised its travel warnings for several regions in Asia that have been affected by the 2019nCoV coronavirus. Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare said that the warnings are as follows: Hong Kong and Macao: Taiwan has raised the travel alerts for the two semi-autonomous Chinese cities to level three, which urges the public not to travel t...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Recently with thermal scanners everywhere from shopping centres to shopping malls, schools and office building and even at some prestigious massage parlours in Thailand!, many locals and even foreigners are paranoid about their body temperature. The coronavirus fear have in fact created a ‘social fever’ of its own. Already with most of Thailand especially Bangkok being hot and humid...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
News has emerged that Thailand’s Public Health Minister cum Deputy Prime Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul  has banned a cruise liner with suspected cases of coronavirus from docking into Thailand’s Laem Chabang port. The cruise ship called Westerdam is a Holland-American ship carrying a total of about 2,800 people onboard including 800 crew members. The ship had previously been denie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
A new medical and clinical study on the coronavirus based on data gathered from more than 1,000 coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China revealed that the incubation period for the coronavirus was as long as 24 days rather than the previously believed 14 days, and also significantly, fewer than half of the patients showed fever symptoms when they first saw doctors.   The new research study prod...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
A California based molecular diagnostics company has announced that it has developed a new test kit for the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus that can provide results in less than 30 minutes.   Cepheid, a leading biotech and molecular diagnostics company  announced that in response to the rapid outbreak of a new coronavirus strain, the company has developed an automated molecular test for the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  2 years ago
Chinese Health authorities on Tuesday morning reported that for Hubei province alone, there were 2,097 new cases of infection and 103 new deaths due to the coronavirus.   The Hubei provincial health commission had confirmed a total of 31,728 cases with 974 deaths by the end of Monday, indicating a fatality rate of 3.07%. for just Hubei alone.   It said there were still a total of 16,68...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
India which is among many  countries that have restricted all travel to and from China and has also been screening passengers from Hong Kong and now decided to include all passengers from to Thailand and also Singapore.   As the coronavirus spread in on the increase in China and now globally, India has decided to take all necessary safeguards to protect its country as a coronavirus epi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
China health authorities have reported that so far about 3,466 individuals have recovered from the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. Certain other countries that had cases of infected individuals have also said the same that some of its patients have recovered?   Can the medical community explain what is meant by recovered or cured with regards to the coronavirus?   To date, even the current diag...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infections worldwide is now 443 spanning 29 countries. But what is disturbing is that there are now more than 22,130 suspected cases spanning more than 102 countries that are pending testing or awaiting test results according to collated data from health authorities worldwide.   Japan leads with 156 cases, majority (almost 130 cases) from the cru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
The China’s agriculture ministry has officially announced that the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu has emerged in a various farms throughout the province Sichuan over the weekend.   This is the first time that the H5N6 avian flu strain has been detected in poultry farm for this year in  China though in the past it was detected in Swans and there were also fatal cases o...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
The last 4 weeks has been a stressful and scary time for many with news about the coronavirus outbreak and daily death tolls and also numbers infected that rising day by day.   The online and print publications has been full of misinformation  and fake news even from so called Health organizations that have enrolled the help of social media platforms to only promote their own agenda. &...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
The following article was based on observations by Chinese doctors and researchers at ground level in China coupled with data available from published research studies about the coronavirus. It is subject to contention and also changes as many variables about the new coronavirus is still unknown and gradually coming to light.   According to Chinese doctors in Wuhan, a person can initially c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  2 years ago
Chinese health authorities announced this morning that the death toll from the coronavirus is now 908 while the numbers confirmed infected are 40553 and those in critical condition are about 3,732. Officials in protective suits checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan.Image Credit: AFP   Despite media announcements by the Chin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  2 years ago
The only optimism so far with regards to the coronavirus situation is coming from WHO officials and that too has been based on data supplied to them from China health officials.   Many medical researchers in Europe and US along with Chinese researchers on the ground and new data supplied by Tech Giant Baidu tells a different story that correlates with everything that is actually happening a...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  2 years ago
Scottish Medical researchers from the University of Edinburgh are warning all clinicians that steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus.   Steroids are often administered to alleviate certain conditions in respiratory diseases.   A new report published in The Lancet journal concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  2 years ago
Despite WHO’s optimism that the virus seems to be stabilizing in China, there seems to be imminent danger that new coronavirus epicenters will emerge in other parts of the world as what is happening in China at the moment with newer cities fighting the battle in provinces like Chongqing, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Henan and Hunan despite being downplayed by Chinese authorities. Singapore is now t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  2 years ago
New research is emerging that the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov is also able to be transmitted through the eyes.   The repost published in the Lancet, a prestigious and per-reviewed medical journal, warned that there is also ample evidence to prove that the coronavirus is able to spread through the eyes and that it was also a route that caused many new infections.   The report cited as an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  2 years ago
On Sunday morning, China health authorities announced that their death toll from the coronavirus is now 811 with 37,198 confirmed infected and about 3,218 in critical condition.   Among the dead in China was a 60 year old America male national and also a 65 year old Japanese male national, both residing in Wuhan, China.   Cases of individuals getting infected with the coronavirus is al...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
Once you are sick and confirm infected with the coronavirus in China, you literally become state property with no longer have any freedom or rights!   You are no allowed to leave the premises, are not allowed to have visitors, have to simply do as you are told. You are not given any consent forms to sign, not told of what is happening to you, not informed of what drugs or procedures is bein...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
The Thailand Public Health Ministry surprisingly reported seven new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, (perhaps to deflect other media stories) that included three Thais and four Chinese. With the new cases, Thailand’s total for the number of coronavirus infected cases in the country as claimed by the Ministry Of Public Health would only be only 32, a figure that raises many people&rsquo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
More than forty hospital health care workers were infected with the novel coronavirus by patients at a single Wuhan hospital in January, a new study has found, underscoring the risks to those at the frontlines of the growing epidemic. An Overcrowded Hospital In China   In one incident, one patient who was admitted to the surgical department was presumed to have infected 10 health care ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
While many medical experts are denying that the new 2019n-CoV coronavirus has mutated or can mutate, a new meta-analysis based on a detailed study of all known genomes sequenced from samples collated from all infected patients from around the world have revealed a disturbing fact that many medical experts and health organizations are refusing to make known to the public, the coronavirus has a new ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
For the last few weeks many queries were flooding so called ‘health and medical experts’ with regards to how long can the coronavirus survive on surfaces outside of a human host? Other questions included : Do they persist on surfaces such as door handles or hospital bedside tables or in lifts or toilets and if so for how long? Also many asked what methods can be used to kill them effec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  2 years ago
As of Saturday morning, 9am Beijing time, the death toll in China due to the coronavirus stands at 725 with more than 34,557 confirmed infected cases and 6,118 in critical condition according to reports by China health authorities. (as far as we are concerned, none of these figures are credible! Also note that all online sites like WHO, John Hopkins etc are all fed data from the Chinese health aut...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
Research led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists reveal a natural compound found in many well-known and widely consumed vegetables can also be used to fight fatty liver disease. The new study demonstrates how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, can be controlled by indole, a natural compound found in gut bacteria and in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
The number of passengers  onboard a British-American cruise docked in Japan, that are have tested positive for coronavirus has now escalated to 61 with many more onboard getting sick and awaiting tests.   All 3700 odd passengers are facing a 14 day quarantine while those infected have been moved to hospitals.   Health authorities from Japan have so far tested 273 people on board t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
Media Reports are emerging all over Thailand that the Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was upset today while distributing mask as Siam Square as part of a PR exercise to combat the spread of the coronavirus, when a group of white caucasians refused his offer of the free mask. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul hands out masks tor skytrain passengers at Siam station on Frid...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
Since the emergence of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV was made public, healthcare professionals and biotech researchers have been having a frantic time developing test kits for diagnosing the presence of the coronavirus in suspected individuals.   One of the major obstacles faced was that test samples used were sputum taken from the infected patients. The viscosity and sticky nature of sputu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
The sudden emergence of the respiratory coronavirus in China has once again got global biotech and medical researchers rushing to develop a vaccine against the fast spreading and deadly disease. However no one can predict when it would materialize as there are so many factors affecting its development.   Immediately after researchers and health officials from China disseminated the genetic ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
More and more cases of individuals being infected with the coronavirus are emerging in Singapore over the last few days with more of them now being local human to human transmissions. Free mask being handed out In Singapore by the Singapore Government, Pic Credit; Straits Times  Two more new cases were reported yesterday including a Singaporean who contracted it while attending a business ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Medical News is appealing to WHO, Government and Health Official Worldwide and doctors have to take note of a trend occurring in the last few weeks that have numerous ramifications.   As a result of easy access to medical information online (we at Thailand Medical News are to be blamed too), numerous Chinese citizens who are unable to gain access to hospitals or get immediate medic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  2 years ago
Wuhan Central Hospital has confirmed that Ophthalmologist Dr Li Wenliang had died from a coronavirus related infection at 2.58 am on Friday, February 7th despite Chinese authorities trying to silence the death. Dr Li Wenliang was admitted to a hospital in January and later confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to a post on his social media account. PHOTOS: WEIBO Dr Li was among the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Researchers from  Duke University in North Carolina have managed to reformulate an existing cocaine vaccine with a new ingredient to make it more effective to treat addiction. The new ingredient added to a current cocaine vaccine appears to enhance its effectiveness in blocking the drug's "high" when tested in mice, according to the research findings.   The novel ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  2 years ago
Health officials in Wisconsin confirmed the state's first case of coronavirus Wednesday, raising the total number of cases in the U.S. to 12. The patient is an American white male who had travelled to Wuhan, China and returned.   Health authorities described his condition as mild and that he is currently recuperating at a hospital.   Earlier during the night, hundreds more American...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  2 years ago
The number of coronavirus infections in China continues to surge without any signs of slowing down and more cities are closing and being placed on lockdowns on a daily basis even without warnings. The virus is now present in every single province and the numbers sick with symptoms are phenomenal.   The Chinese officials constantly issues death and infected figures twice a day but everyone i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  2 years ago
News is emerging that a viral infection that was last seen about 10 years ago has now emerged in the country of Mali as of the Ist Of February. So far 7 people have been confirmed dead and about 20 confirmed infected with many more suspected of being infected as a result of the virus outbreak.   CCHF or Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease. Symptoms of CCHF may include&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in France had been very well prepared when news first emerged about the breakout of the new coronavirus in China as they had been instrumental in many discoveries and protocols during the SARS and MERS outbreaks.   On Friday, January 24, 2020, the very day that the first cases were confirmed, the virology researchers began the process of culturing the s...

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