Published: Fri, January 17, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Wuhan virus outbreak: 2 more suspected pneumonia cases found in Singapore

Wuhan virus outbreak: 2 more suspected pneumonia cases found in Singapore

Anung said there was not yet a travel warning for China. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned a wider outbreak is possible.

Further, in severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure or can even prove to be fatal.

Passengers will be screened about symptoms and fever at the airport and people of concern will be triaged for evaluation, including a more detailed exam and questions about exposures.

A statement released by the health ministry said, "An infection with a novel coronavirus has been reported from China".

Health officials in Thailand and Japan have announced that a unusual new virus, which has killed two people and sickened dozens of others in China, has appeared inside their borders this week.

Reports revealed that at least 41 people have been hit by this virus in China, while 12 of them have recovered and were discharged from hospital, said Wuhan health commission.

Xiong exhibited abnormal renal function, severe impairment in multiple organs, inflammation of the heart muscle and other pressing conditions when he was admitted to the hospital.

According to the Ministry of Health, screening for travelers from Wuhan City People's Republic of China found the second confirmed pneumonia case, in a patient who is now under the care of doctors at Bamrasnaradura Institute in Nonthaburi.

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Thailand has announced a second case of Chinese coronavirus that has killed two people.

"It has assisted us in being able to rapidly test for the presence of the virus in suspected cases (and) enabled the identification of this new case in Japan".

She was diagnosed with pneumonia linked to the new coronavirus, which has stirred alarm after killing two in China and hospitalizing dozens.

The woman identified in Thailand, who is in a stable condition, said she did not visit the Wuhan seafood market. Earlier laboratory tests ruled out SARS and MERS - Middle East respiratory syndrome - as well as influenza, bird flu, adenovirus and other common lung-infecting germs. Kyodo News agency reported the man is Chinese.

The new virus spreading in China has made its way to Japan. According to the government advisory, the mode of transmission is unclear at the moment, and there is little evidence of significant human-to-human transmission.

Temperature screening being carried out at Changi Airport for travellers arriving from Wuhan on Jan 4, 2020. The casualty is now the second to die from the disease after a 61-year-old man also died from pneumonia after being infected by the virus in China.

As directed by the Health Ministry, meetings of a joint monitoring group were convened under the chairmanship of the director general of health services on January 8 and 15 with representations from various stakeholders and WHO.

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