Australia has the first suspected case of Wuhan new pneumonia! The airport strictly checks Chinese inbound passengers! Officially confirmed that the virus can spread from person to person!
The Queensland Department of Health stated that a man who had recently returned to Brisbane, Australia from Wuhan, China, was being examined in the hospital to determine whether he was infected with the new coronavirus pneumonia.
It is reported that the man arrived in Brisbane on January 1 and was isolated at home after showing relevant symptoms.
If the test proves that he is infected with this virus, he will become knownThe first Australian to contract new coronavirus pneumonia
The Queensland Health Authority said they are "closely monitoring" the international spread of the virus and are cooperating with health authorities in other states to counter the threat.
In December 2019, an outbreak of unexplained pneumonia broke out in Wuhan, China. The pathogen was initially judged to be a new type of coronavirus. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has named it2019-nCoV (2019 Novel Coronavirus)
Chinese officials have confirmed:New coronavirus pneumonia can spread from person to person
On January 1, Zhong Nanshan, the leader of the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and respiratory expert, said in an interview with CCTV News One Plus One that Wuhan's new coronavirus pneumonia "definitely has human-to-human transmission."
As of 1:20 on January 18, a total of 224 cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection have been reported in China, including 217 confirmed cases, including 198 in Wuhan, 5 in Beijing, and 14 in Guangdong; 7 suspected cases, including 2 in Sichuan , 1 case in Yunnan, 2 cases in Shanghai, 1 case in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 1 case in Shandong.
Japan notified 1 confirmed case, Thailand 2 cases, and South Korea 1 case.
25 cases were cured and discharged.
4 cases died.
The WHO will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide whether to declare the epidemic a "public health emergency of international concern."
Australia’s chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, said on Tuesday that biosafety officials will start on Thursday on three weekly flights from Wuhan to Sydney.ScreeningTo prevent the spread of the virus.
The Australian government will provide handbooks for flight passengers and ask them to state whether they have a fever or suspect they are sick.
But he emphasized that these measures can only provide limited protection and "cannot absolutely prevent the disease from spreading across the country. The incubation period may be one week."
He also said: "There is no need to panic, the risk of this new type of coronavirus to the Australian public is still low", "Nevertheless, we do need to actively monitor the situation."
China is Australia's largest source of tourists. There are approximately 160 flights from China to Australia every week, and 3 flights from Wuhan to Sydney every week. More than 100 million people visited Australia last year.
In addition to Australia, many countries and regions have also set up checkpoints at airports to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
Los Angeles International Airport in the United States has required passengers on direct flights from China to undergo health checks.
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will arrange 100 testers at Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco airports to conduct health checks on passengers departing from Wuhan, China. Passengers who experience fever or cough will be immediately quarantined .
It is reported that the inspection is divided into self-inspection and manual inspection. Passengers will fill out a health declaration form on the plane, asking whether they have symptoms such as fever or cough, and whether they have been to the meat and seafood markets where the outbreak occurred.
After getting off the plane, inspectors will use infrared scanners to detect whether passengers have fever. If there is a fever, the passengers and accompanying persons will be sent to the designated hospital for further examination.
The length of the inspection is uncertain, and passengers must reserve time in advance to avoid delays in subsequent itinerary arrangements.
People infected with the coronavirus usually get pneumonia and have the following symptoms:
Cough, headache, fever
Source: Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
In addition, Zhong Nanshan also made the following reminder:
One isTry to avoid going to Wuhan in the near future;
two isIf you have fever or other uncomfortable symptoms, you need to go to the hospital immediately;
Three iswantWear a mask at any time, but not necessarily an N95 mask
Zhong Nanshan said that SARS is a type of coronavirus, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is also a type of coronavirus. Although the emerging new type of coronavirus pneumonia has a lot of homology, it is a disease of a completely different nature parallel to SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Preliminary research results show that compared with the virus that causes SARS, thisThe new coronavirus has a low fatality rate
"The infection of the new type of coronavirus has just begun, and it is still climbing. Therefore, compared with SARS, it is not as infectious and virulent. As for what will happen in the future,The current case fatality rate cannot be explained comprehensively (the situation), it depends on its development...So we still have to be vigilant. "
The Spring Festival is approaching, and 4 million people are expected to migrate within China. Related parties are very nervous about this, and the development of the epidemic still needs continuous attention.