How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Thailand reports one new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34
Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This Cruise Ship Has the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the World
The number of patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan has continued to rise—making the ship the largest cluster of the deadly virus outside China. An additional 44 cases of the illness were identified on the Diamond Princess on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 218. That accounts for more than one third of all cases detected outside mainland China. With nearly 6% of the 3,711 passengers and crew members now infected, the 952-foot cruise ship also has the highest infection rate of the coronavirus anywhere in the world. Wuhan, China, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Japan onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Two British prisoners sent home from Thailand do NOT have coronavirus, tests confirm 
Tests have revealed that Mark Rumble (pictured, with boxer Ricky Hatton) and another prisoner at HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire do not have coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Drug dealer extradited from Thailand collapses in Oxfordshire jail with suspected coronavirus'
Mark Rumble, 31, from Oxfordshire, was sent back to the UK from Thailand to face charges of a conspiracy to supply class A drugs and collapsed in prison days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cruise ship with 2,000 onboard refused port by five countries amid coronavirus fears
Passengers concerned the ship could run out of food after it was turned away by Japan, Taiwan, the US territory of Guam, the Philippines and ThailandMore than 2,000 passengers and crew have been left stranded aboard a cruise ship and low on supplies after Thailand became the fifth country to deny it permission to dock over fears about thecoronavirus.The MS Westerdam, carrying 2,257 passengers and crew, is moored in the Gulf of Thailand with nowhere to dock after being refused entry by Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, the US Pacific territory of Guam and now by Thailand on Wednesday, even though no cases of the virus have be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Cruises Thailand Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

2,000 People Are Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam are stranded on the open seas. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. After being denied entry into Japan, Guam, the Philippines and Taiwan, unnerved vacationers were initially relieved when the cruise ship’s captain announced on Monday that they’d finally be disembarking in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 13. But the ship is back in limbo after...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

2,000 People Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship Will Dock in Cambodia After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam remain stranded on the open seas on Feb. 12, days after they were supposed to dock in Yokohama, Japan on Feb. 15. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. Now, the cruise line says, Cambodia has granted permission for the ship to dock on Feb. 13. In a public statement, Holland America Line says the 2,257 passengers and crew members will be able to go as...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Cruise Ship Finally Docks in Cambodia After Being Denied Entry 5 Times Over COVID-19 Fears
The cruise ship Westerdam docked in Cambodia Thursday morning, a relief to the 2,000 passengers and crew on board after the ship was denied entry to five ports over fears of a potential outbreak of COVID-19. Global panic over the novel coronavirus prompted Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. territory of Guam, to deny the Westerdam entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the deadly illness. Holland American Line, the cruise operator, said it will charter flights to transfer passengers from the coastal city of Sihanoukvilleover to Phnom Penh over the next few days. From there, the passengers wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Thailand refuses entry to cruise ship with no coronavirus cases
Thailand has barred passengers from Holland America's cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, its health minister said on Tuesday, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections on board. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism
As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thailand reports new case of coronavirus, total now 33
Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 33 since January, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Thailand bars cruise ship as deaths in China pass 1,000 – latest news
Hong Kong ’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?3.49amGMTThere ’s been lots of attention paid to figures of new cases of the virus in China today, and that the cases outside Hubei province are continuing to drop.New confirmed cases of novel#coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei Province in the Chinese mainland have dropped for se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Hong Kong Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

Thailand reports 7 new coronavirus cases: health ministry
Thailand's public health ministry reported seven new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, including three Thais and four Chinese. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Epidemiology of eye injuries resulting in hospitalization, a referral hospital-based study - Choovuthayakorn J, Worakriangkrai V, Patikulsila D, Watanachai N, Kunavisarut P, Chaikitmongkol V, Luewattananont D, Tananuvat N.
PURPOSE: To determine the characteristics of hospitalized eye injuries in Northern Thailand, a tertiary referral center. METHODS: The medical records of patients who sustained an eye injury and were admitted to the Department of Ophthalmology, Chia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fury as the Government tells people flying home from Asia to 'call NHS 111 if you feel ill'
Passengers from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should isolate themselves and ring the helpline if they feel unwell, the guidance says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Government issues new coronavirus advice warning Britons flying back from NINE countries
Passengers who have arrived from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should contact the NHS 111 service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first British national confirmed with disease 'travelled back from Singapore' – latest news
Travellers returning to UK from countries including Japan, South Korea and Thailand are urged to ‘self-isolate’ if they feel illThird person in UK confirmed as having coronavirusDeaths reach 563, with fresh cases on stricken cruise ship off JapanHong Kong faces ‘double devastation’ of coronavirus and civil unrestShare your stories10.42pmGMTAn Italian citizen has tested positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old man was among the 56 Italians repatriated from Wuhan on Monday and quarantined at a military facility near Rome. Italy ’s higher health council confirmed that the man had tested positive...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Mays (now) and Simon Murphy, Jessica Murrayand Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases World news UK news Hong Kong Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

South Korean woman tests positive for coronavirus after Thailand visit
A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Thailand, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, the first foreign tourist reported to have been infected after a visit to the southeast Asian nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharma companies set to supply ARVs for ‘treatment’
Though there is no formal cure discovered to treat the virus, the treatment protocol established in China and confirmation by physicians in Thailand show that a combination of Lopanvir and Ritonavir has worked on patients. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV Study Halted as Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa
The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study. The study had enrolled more than 5,400 people since 2016 in South Africa, a country with one of the world’s highest HIV rates. Last month, monitors checked how the study was going and found 129 HIV infections had occurred among the vaccine recipients compared with 123 among those given a dummy shot, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. “An HIV vaccine is essential to end the global pandemic and we hoped this vaccine candidate would work. Regrettably, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Flu and HIV Drugs Show Efficacy Against Coronavirus
Combining the medications improved conditions in patients with severe 2019-nCoV infections, say doctors in Thailand. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Thailand to evacuate nationals from China virus centre 'in matter of days': government
The evacuation of Thai nationals from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China could take place "in a matter of days", Thailand's government said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Timeline of How the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread —And How the World Has Reacted
A new virus has emerged from central China, infecting thousands with severe respiratory illness and killing dozens. Health officials, doctors and researchers are scrambling to contain the outbreak. As of publication, there are over 8,200 confirmed cases globally, and over 170 deaths attributed to the infection, the vast majority in China. Zoom into and hover over the maps below for details on those confirmed cases. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-40912b510be4a8082d91a09078e8890d') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.cont...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lon Tweeten, Emily Barone and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

Comparison of drinking prevalence among Thai youth before and after implementation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act - Assanangkornchai S, Saingam D, Jitpiboon W, Geater AF.
Background: Underage drinking contributes to numerous health and social problems among adolescents. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, issued in Thailand in 2008, contains several clauses aiming at preventing underage and novice drinking, such as r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Guardian view on China and the coronavirus: scrutiny, not stigma | Editorial
It ’s right to scrutinise the official response to the outbreak, but that does not justify spreading wild rumours or discriminating against Chinese peopleThecoronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan has shown how far and fast a disease can travel in our globalised age. It has also shown us how quickly fear, misinformation and blame can spread, only hindering the fight against the pneumonia-causing virus.The alarm is understandable. More than 6,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 130 people have died: a public health expert at Imperial Collegehas suggested that 100,000 may be infected already. World Health Org...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news China Asia Pacific Mongolia Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Thailand to screen tour guides for coronavirus
Thai health officials said on Wednesday they will start screening tourist sector workers for coronavirus as part of measures to control the spread of the new disease that has killed 132 people in China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why a Durham NGO is launching a London office
HI 360 has opened an office in London, joining its offices in Durham, Washington D.C., Thailand and South Africa. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Why a Durham NGO is launching a London office
HI 360 has opened an office in London, joining its offices in Durham, Washington D.C., Thailand and South Africa. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from China
A Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was locked down to contain a viral outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Drugs and drug wars as populist tropes in Asia: illustrative examples and implications for drug policy - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: The Philippines may be the face of today's 'drug wars', but its experience is by no means exceptional - as the contemporary examples of Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka show. In the early 2000s Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra also embarked on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness
The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thai Cannabis Clinic Sees Thousands Of Patients In Its First Week
Thailand's first official cannabis clinic attended to thousands of patients in its first week of operation (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Brittany Somerset, Contributor Source Type: news

Thai airport says still limiting virus scans as seventh patient reported
Thailand's busiest airport said on Saturday it was awaiting more information from Chinese authorities before deciding whether to expand screening of passengers arriving from China to try to detect the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Chinese hospitals in chaos as lockdown spreads to affect 36m people
Public transport suspended in at least 10 cities as death toll rises and heath care centres struggle to cope with influx of patientsCoronavirus outbreak latest - liveWhat we know so farAt least 36 million people in China have been affected by unprecedented lockdowns imposed across 13 cities during the country ’s most important holiday, as officials attempt to contain the deadly new coronavirus.Restrictions on movement were widened on Friday in an effort to stop the spread of the disease, which has killed 26 people, affected almost 900, and been reported across South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe and Lillian Yang in Beijing Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Low-cost management of mushroom poisoning in a limited-resource area: a 12-year retrospective study - Jongthun R, Hemachudha P, Wacharapluesadee S, Hemachudha T.
Amatoxin poisoning is the main cause of death from accidental ingestion of poisonous mushrooms and a mortality rate of 27.3% has been reported in Thailand. Symptoms of mushroom ingestion are often confused with food poisoning; thus, gastroenteritis is not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fears 4,500 Chinese patients have new Wuhan coronavirus
Officials in Wuhan - the city at the heart of the outbreak - confirmed four new cases today, taking the total to 48. This includes two patients who diagnosed in Thailand and one case in Japan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 36-Year-Old Man Is the Youngest Victim of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak So Far
A 36-year-old man in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has become the latest—and youngest—victim of the new coronavirus outbreak, local health authorities announced Friday. The patient was not reported to have any prior medical conditions. In many of the other 26 virus deaths, health officials reported pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and pulmonary infection. According to official data, most of the victims were between the ages of 65 and 80. The oldest were two 88-year-old men. Previously, a 48-year-old woman with diabetes was the youngest reported fatality. The 36-year-old was admitted to...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A 36-Year-Old Man Is the Youngest Fatality of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak So Far
A 36-year-old man in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has become one of the latest—and youngest—victim of the new coronavirus outbreak, local health authorities announced Friday, raising concerns about who can be most affected by the virus. Official data suggested that most of the previous victims were between the ages of 65 and 80. Previously a 48-year-old woman with diabetes was the youngest reported fatality. The oldest were two 88-year-old men. Beyond the age of the patient, this latest case remains of concerns to experts. In many of the other 25 virus deaths, health officials reported pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news