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China implements disinfection of travelers amid pneumonia outbreak

Jan 13, 2020
According to the World Health Organization, Chinese authorities have found coronavirus as the probable cause of the mysterious pneumonia infecting some of their locals today.
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Kada taon, maraming turista ang bumibisita sa China para salubungin ang Lunar New Year.

Sa katunayan, ito ang busiest travel period ng kanilang bansa.

Kung tulad ng marami, ikaw rin ay may planong mag-celebrate ng Chinese New Year sa Shanghai o Beijing this month, doble ingat dahil kasalukuyang kumakalat pa rin ang “mysterious disease” sa bansa.

At dahil kasabay ng pneumonia outbreak ang mga festivities ng Lunar New Year, mas istrikto ang Chinese authorities sa pagpasok ng mga turista.

Base sa report ng CBS News, kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ang mga Chinese transport ministry officials ng "disinfection, monitoring, and prevention" sa areas na may maraming pasahero, kabilang na ang stations at cargo hubs.

Kinumpirma rin ng Chinese civil aviation and national railway authorities na wala pa silang natatanggap na balita na mayroong infected patients ng sakit na ito sa eroplano o tren.

Sinabi rin ni Wan Xiangdong, chief flight officer of China's Civil Aviation Administration, na ang lahat ng kanilang eroplano ay merong nakahandang emergency medical kits.

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POSSIBLE CAUSE: CORONAVIRUS

Base sa statement ng World Health Organization (WHO) noong January 9, 2020, nadiskubre ng Chinese authorities na coronavirus ang posibleng sanhi ng misteryosong sakit.

“Initial information about the cases of pneumonia in Wuhan provided by Chinese authorities last week—including the occupation, location and symptom profile of the people affected—pointed to a coronavirus (CoV) as a possible pathogen causing this cluster.”

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Binigyang linaw rin ng China na hindi ito severe acute respiratory syndrome o SARS na inaakala ng marami.

“Chinese authorities subsequently reported that laboratory tests ruled out SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus and other common respiratory pathogens,” ang sabi ng WHO.

Pero ang nga ba ang coronavirus?

Ayon sa Webmd.com, ito ay isang common virus na nagdudulot ng impeksiyon sa ilong, sinus o upper throat ng tao.

Karamihan sa coronaviruses ay hindi threat tsa kalusugan. Pero may ilan rin na maaring magdulot ng SARS, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), at iba pang respiratory diseases na nakamamatay.

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Pati ang mga hayop, gaya ng pigs, cattle, dogs, at mice ay maaring mabiktima ng coronavirus.

At ayon sa South China Morning Post, ang mysterious pneumonia outbreak ngayon sa China ay nagmula sa isang “seafood market where wild animals were sold.”

Nabalita rin na noong Huwebes, January 9, ay namatay ang isang 61 anyos na lalaki matapos magkaroon ng severe pneumonia, abdominal tumors, at chronic liver disease.

Siya rin ay “regular visitor to a market linked to the outbreak.”

Hindi pa napapatunayan na mayroong human-to-human transmission ang mysterious illness na ito.

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