Saturday, November 2, 2013

#MERS #Coronavirus France Seven Suspected, 6 From Same Family, Some Hospitalized

November 2, 2013

Seven people were hospitalized Friday at the Purpan Hospital in Toulouse for a hint of coronavirus . Six of them belong to the same family . The seventh is a 73 year old woman .
Six members of the same familySix members of the same family were hospitalized Friday night, grandparents , parents and two children . All returned on October 28, a trip to Saudi Arabia. But only grandparents have respiratory symptoms and fever over 38 degrees . The father has his flu-like symptoms . They were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital Purpan and samples were taken to determine if they are infected with novel coronavirus coronavirus now called the Middle East (MERS -CoV) respiratory syndrome. According to Dominique Soulie , the communications manager of Toulouse University Hospital , the two children and their mother who showed no clinical signs were discharged home on Saturday with strict instructions isolation . Their father and grandparents remain under observation until test results expected for Sunday night at the earliest , but they have " no clinical signs of severity ."
A seventh person hospitalizedAnother person was also hospitalized for the same suspicion Purpan coronavirus . It is a 73 year old woman who also returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca . In his case, according to Dr. Raynaud of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) , analyzes invalidated the hypothesis cornavirus but remains under observation.
Two cases in France to dateOnly two confirmed cases of coronavirus were previously identified in France . The first patient died on May 28, 2013 when he was hospitalized in intensive care in Lille. The second patient, who had also been quarantined, today is no longer carrying the virus by the medical team of the hospital in Lille. He remains hospitalized , according to the Ministry of Health. He shared a room and the first patient and was a confirmed transmission of the virus between humans case .
A hotlineThe Ministry of Health has set up a hotline , free contacted from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 19 pm 0800 13 00 00 . It is for people who, after a trip to the Arabian Peninsula , would present respiratory symptoms ( cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing ... ) and fever within 14 days after the return or close contact with a person infected with this new virus.The disease causes pneumonia and renal failure may also occur primarily by gastrointestinal symptoms ( diarrhée. ..) .
145 cases of coronavirus in the worldIn his latest report of 29 October 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a total of 145 cases worldwide, including 62 deaths since September 2012. WHO does not recommend travel restrictions with the countries concerned .The new virus responsible for the disease , designated by the WHO as the respiratory syndrome in the Middle East (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome , MERS) , belongs to the same family as the head of the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus (SARS ), which had is nearly 800 deaths worldwide in 2003. 

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