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  • New Chinese Virus 'Will Have Infected Hundreds'

    01/17/2020 10:26:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | January 17, 2020 | James Gallagher
    The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. Two people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in Wuhan city in December. "I am substantially more concerned than I was a week ago," disease outbreak scientist, Prof Neil Ferguson, said. The work was conducted by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, which advises bodies...
  • Mystery poliolike illness affects as many as 25 children in California

    02/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Doctors in California say as many as 25 children are suffering from a mysterious, poliolike virus that is leaving them with paralyzed limbs... The cause of most of these cases is not known, health officials say. The average age of the children is 12.
  • SARS is much worse than is being reported

    03/29/2003 5:30:08 AM PST · by CometBaby · 150 replies · 332+ views
    Personal American friends living in Hong Kong | CometBaby
    My American friends living in Hong Kong called last night. The SARS in Hong Kong is much worse than has been reported. China has been fudging on the number of cases. He said that the number of new infections have been DOUBLING DAILY. It's spreading like wildfire. It's more contageous than has been admitted and there is no cure. The schools have all closed and many workplaces are not requiring employees to come in. They expect the Airport to CLOSE .. nobody knows exactly when, and people are scrambling to get out of the country before it does. The hospitals...
  • Beijing breaks silence -- Reveals 797 are ill and 34 dead from mystery virus

    03/26/2003 5:27:38 PM PST · by Lessismore · 26 replies · 220+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 2003-03-26 | By Chua Chin Hon
    Reveals 797 are ill and 34 dead from mystery virus - more than six times number it had admitted to before BEIJING - Faced with increasing pressure to come clean over the true extent of a mysterious pneumonia outbreak, the Chinese authorities revealed yesterday that 34 people have died and at least 797 have been infected by the disease since last November. These figures are more than six times the number of deaths and twice the number of infections that Chinese health officials confirmed previously. Advertisement In Guangdong, an official newspaper reported yesterday that 31 people have died from atypical...