Flashermac Posted January 21, 2020 Report Share Posted January 21, 2020 Concerns about the spread of coronavirus are growing after a Chinese scientist confirmed on Monday it is now being transmitted from person-to-person. Also on Monday, a British tourist became one of the first to be publicly identified as possibly suffering from the potentially deadly virus. Ash Shorley, 32, was taken to the hospital in Phuket, Thailand, late last month for a pneumonia-like infection that doctors reportedly say includes symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, The Sun reported Monday. “Ashley traveled to Thailand for a break and has ended up very poorly in hospital with a flu virus that has resulted in a collapsed lung and the possible need for an operation to remove the infected part of the lungs,” a GoFundMe campaign set up for Shorley said. “Although he has insurance it won’t cover most of the costs for him or his family while they are over there with him.” Shorley’s parents told The Sun that they are awaiting test results to see if he has indeed been infected by coronavirus. Shorley’s continued hospitalization in Thailand comes as fears concerning the coronavirus grow. “Now we can say it is certain that it is a human-to-human transmission phenomenon,” scientist Zhong Nanshan said on China’s state-run television Monday, The New York Times reported. The outbreak has prompted U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection to implement “enhanced health screenings” for travelers coming from Wuhan at San Francisco International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Los Angeles International Airport. However, the CDC also said on Friday that the coronavirus has been deemed a low risk to the American public. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/china-confirms-human-human-transmission-040225760.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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