Monday, May 6, 2013

Taiwan CDC Press Release: Saudi Arabia and then add three cases of novel coronavirus infections, the CDC published travel epidemic recommendations, and continued to closely monitor the development of the epidemic and to strengthen border quarantine, calls upon physicians to be vigilant to strengthen the notification


Disease Control, Department of Health, said that Saudi Arabia and then add three new coronavirus infection cases all occurred in the eastern Alahsa province, two girls and a boy ,58-71-year-old, there are multiple diseases, in which two people were killed, and the other and one in serious condition. The first stage of the council in the Middle East has been * included in the tourism epidemic proposal: Note (Watch) range, and continues to closely monitor the development of the epidemic and to strengthen border quarantine measures, and calls upon physicians to be vigilant to strengthen the notification of suspected cases, but also to remind the tour leader and people abroad to do their own protection. 
    Saudi Arabia has been released new coronavirus infection cases, a cumulative total of 13 (10 males and 3 females), all occurred in the eastern Alahsa Province, between the ages of 24-94 years old (50 years old accounted for more than 11), there are potential or multiple diseases, 4/14-5/1 disease, in which seven people were killed. WHO and Saudi Arabia is continuing to investigate the scale of the epidemic and to clarify the source of infection, according to the available information together may nosocomial infections caused by hospital outbreak, community, evidence of spread. 
    The world since April last year has accumulated 30 new cases of coronavirus infection (18 deaths), namely Saudi Arabia, 22 cases (13 deaths), Jordan 2 cases (deaths), United Kingdom 4 cases (2 deaths) Germany 2 cases (1 death). Clusters known outbreak events occurred in Saudi Arabia from family and from hospital, Jordan Hospital community, as well as a British family clusters. China since September last year, so far, a total of three suspected informed novel coronavirus infections, infections were excluded after inspection. In order to expand the monitoring, pneumonia of unknown causes for hospital laboratory specimen test results were excluded from the novel coronavirus infection. 
    CDC remind physicians the "unexplained severe pneumonia cases", "unexplained pneumonia outbreak", "healthcare the unexplained pneumonia" and "clinical appeared 10 days with acute respiratory symptoms before the onset of the Middle East travel history "cases, such as suspected novel coronavirus infection in the clinical care of patients should wear goggles, and a case to take appropriate protection measures for air, contact and droplets, and communicated to the Health Unit as soon as possible. Medical institution (thing) should be novel coronavirus infection prevention and control measures please refer to the Bureau "WWW / Professional / introduction of infectious diseases / fifth category of notifiable infectious diseases / novel coronavirus infection / disease prevention measures / hospital infection prevention and control" . 
    CDC called on the public to the Middle East, should be vigilant and pay attention to hand hygiene (soap and water or alcohol hand sanitizer hand hygiene) and cough etiquette, and avoid crowded or poorly ventilated place Do not close contact with respiratory symptoms. Immigration people from the Middle East, such as fever or acute respiratory symptoms, immigrants should take the initiative and quarantine officers, and with the accepted quarantine and evacuation medical operations, specimen collection and medical evaluation; immigrants to return home, such as fever or acute respiratory symptoms, you should wear general surgical masks medical treatment as soon as possible treatment, and take the initiative to inform the medical staff travel history. 
    CDC will continue to closely monitor the development of international epidemic, acquire the relevant message, and ongoing novel coronavirus prevention as recommended by WHO, the future will depend on the development of the epidemic and the evidence, the flexibility to adjust the relevant control measures. Related information, please refer to the council the WWW ( ), or call people Outbreak Alert and Care Line 1922 may vary.

* Note: herein, the Middle East, including Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen and other 14 countries.

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