kn94, SIGN UP FOR THE FOX HEALTH NEWSLETTER Concerns about mother-to-fetal transmission of the virus were raised after the infant, who was born via caesarian section at 40 weeks gestation, was diagnosed after birth. The three infants are being quarantined away from the hospital's 31 other newborns. (AsiaWire) “We need to be very careful when looking at the statistics,” Chen said, according to AsiaWire. “We cannot confirm that the infection happened in the womb, but we will continue to collect data in order to verify.”
kn94 - CHINA SEES RECORD INCREASE IN DAILY CORONAVIRUS; AT LEAST 908 DEAD IN ALL The outbreak’s death toll has now surpassed that of the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, which claimed more than 700 lives. The majority of coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in mainland China, but Hong Kong and the Philippines have each reported one death each. Wuhan, which is considered the epicenter of the outbreak, has been struggling with a lack of medical supplies and overwhelmed medical facilities. China ordered a 1,000-bed hospital to help house some of the patients which opened to the public last week. On the ground, however, residents have expressed frustration at the lack of instruction about where to go for testing or medical care.
kn94, John Hannah points to delays, denials and deceptions by Beijing Nine members of a Hong Kong family were infected with the deadly coronavirus after sharing a hot pot meal, a large pot of boiling broth in which diners typically add meat and vegetables. Health officials confirmed 10 additional cases of the virus in the city on Sunday, all but one of which were reported in the same family. The tenth case involved a 70-year-old man who is not related to the family. The new cases bring the number of cases in Hong Kong to 36, officials said.
kn94 - SECOND CHILD CORONAVIRUS EVACUEE TRANSPORTED TO CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL WITH FEVER Officials with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said in a statement that a 24-year-old man was the first to be infected. He sought medical attention for his symptoms after experiencing a fever that would not let up. He later tested positive for the novel virus but is in stable condition. The patient’s 68-year-old father and 57-year-old mother were also sickened, as was his 51-year-old aunt and two cousins, a 25-year-old female, and a 22-year-old male. Another one of the man’s aunts was infected, as was one of his other cousins, a 23-year-old male.
kn94 - A hot pot meal. (iStock) “Their respiratory samples were all tested positive for novel coronavirus, and they were admitted for isolation and management at Ruttonjee Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital respectively,” officials said, linking the cases to a hot pot meal on Jan. 26. CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU'VE CONTRACTED THE NOVEL VIRUS A Hong Kong health official told The New York Times that the family members had no or only minor symptoms when they attended the hot pot meal. Signs of the novel coronavirus typically include fever, shortness of breath and a cough.