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Coronavirus Update - World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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CDC Confirms First U.S. Case of Human-to-Human Transmission of Novel Coronavirus

January 30, 2020 - To date the Wuhan Coronavirus has taken the lives of 171 people in China and infected at least 8,248 people since its emergence on December 31, 2019.

Coronavirus Update - World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency

January 30 - 5:27 am EST - India declares first case of Wuhan Coronavirus

January 30 - 7:00 am EST - To date, the Wuhan Coronavirus has taken the lives of 171 people in China and infected at least 8,248 since it’s emergence on December 31, 2019. 

January 30 - 7:48 am - Russia closes border with China

January 30 -12:37 EST -The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first U.S. case of human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan Coronavirus, today, January 30, 2020. The new patient is the husband of the Chicago woman who brought the infection back from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, CDC and Illinois health officials said during a press briefing. Health officials said the man, in his 60s, has “some underlying medical conditions” but was in good condition. His wife was doing well but remained in isolation at a local hospital, they said.

The new patient is the husband of the Chicago woman who brought the infection back from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, CDC and Illinois health officials said during a press briefing. Health officials said the man, in his 60s, has “some underlying medical conditions” but was in good condition. His wife was doing well but remained in isolation at a local hospital, they said.

Twenty-one patients in Illinois are also being monitored by Public Health officials for possible infection.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease said “This is a very serious public health situation.  Moving forward, we can expect to see more cases, and more cases means more potential for person-to-person spread”

January 30 - 9:30 am - In less than a month, the Novel Coronavirus has now infected more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic which was transmitted to approximately 8,100 people around the world in 9 months. 

U.S. Containment Measures

  • Elevated travel warnings
  • Expanded screenings at 20 U. S. airports
  • Constant evaluation by Trump administration of constantly changing developments as virus evolves
  • Ensuring that health-care providers are “protected”

January 30, 2:30 pm EST World Health Organization officials hold emergency meeting to evaluate the situation 

January 30, 2:43 pm EST -  WHO declares global health emergency

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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9:16 PM - Chinese officials on Thursday reported 43 new deaths and 1,982 new cases of the novel coronavirus. That brings the total number of deaths to 213, and the total number of cases to 9,692. 

Out of the 9,962 cases, 1,527 are critical, officials said.

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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Coronavirus App 

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An easily-searchable, interactive app created by two French ex-pats living in Taiwan shows real-time updates on the coronavirus. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus, pulling data from the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among other sources.

Features of the app include:

  • Displays current numbers of infected people along with known deaths and recoveries
  • Defaults to showing the number of known infections of the coronavirus by region with circles showing the number of infections in a particular area by the circle size.  
  • Displays the number of deaths per region
  • Displays the number of recoveries
  • Provides a timeline of how the disease has spread

The app can be found here.

 

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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Novel Coronavirus Hits the East Coast

A Boston resident in his 20's who had just returned from Wuhan, China becomes the 8th U.S.confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus - the first on the East Coast.  He sought medical attention soon after his return to Massachusetts and has been in isolation since then.

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Thank you for the update, I'm on the east coast.

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I read that this corona virus may be bigger than what they know. That China may have been covering it up for awhile. 

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Could it be true that the coronavirus is the ultimate result of 5G affecting the bodies ability to bind hemoglobin and oxygen together?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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52 minutes ago, Nurse_Mike said:

Could it be true that the coronavirus is the ultimate result of 5G affecting the bodies ability to bind hemoglobin and oxygen together?

Do you have a peer reviewed, reputable source that would explain this phenomenon?

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I was asking a question, not making a declaration. Thanks.

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SummitRN has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention.

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3 hours ago, Nurse_Mike said:

Could it be true that the coronavirus is the ultimate result of 5G affecting the bodies ability to bind hemoglobin and oxygen together?

Could it be true that green space monkey pirates from the planet bananas hijacked your account and made that idiotic post?

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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On 2/23/2020 at 5:23 PM, SummitRN said:

Could it be true that green space monkey pirates from the planet bananas hijacked your account and made that idiotic post?

If we dont ask questions how will we share knowledge and learn from each other?

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