143281 stories
·
0 followers

11:28 AM 4/6/2020 - Nosocomial Transmissions of Sars-Cov-1 and Sars-Cov-2

1 Share
Nosocomial Infections | Hospital-Acquired Infection | HCA |

https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/nosocomial-transmissions-of-sars-cov-1.html
__________________________________________________________

Nosocomial Transmissions of Sars-Cov-1 and Sars-Cov-2 - GS
__________________________________

"Our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible, since the virus can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days (depending on the inoculum shed). These findings echo those with SARS-CoV-1, in which these forms of transmission were associated with nosocomial spread and super-spreading events,5 and they provide information for pandemic mitigation efforts."

Hypothetically, for the fecal aerosol, the survivability of the virus, in the air and on the surfaces, might be even higher, and possibly, significantly. This might explain the rapid transmissions, by the nosocomial pattern, in the similar environments: hospitals and nursing homes, prisons, and large ships. These issues were addressed previously. 
____________________________________

» mikenov on Twitter: Aerosolized feces can be propelled into the air through what’s called a toilet plume — the spread of aerosols, sometimes containing infectious fecal matter, caused by a flush. nypost.com/2020/04/03/sci…
05/04/20 14:01 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Aerosolized feces can be propelled into the air through what’s called a toilet plume — the spread of aerosols, sometimes containing infectious fecal matter, caused by a flush. nypost.com/2020/04/03/sci… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April...

_______________________________

The predominantly nosocomial mode of transmission was observed by virologist for the previous Sars-Cov-1 Pandemic: 
"The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings...".
There are no reasons to doubt that the type of transmission is much different in the present Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic.
______________________________________


Covid-1, originated in China and spread via international travel to about 25 countries. The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings. https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/virology-expert-criticises-government-caught-napping-by-covid-19-pandemic-9105439/ 
_______________________________________________



Early coronavirus CDC tests didn't distinguish between virus and water - Business Insider businessinsider.com/early-coronavi… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:59pm mikenov on Twitter

It is possible, that early mishaps and confusion with testing (possibly, the acts of sabotage) contributed into the initial broad wave of the hospital admissions, since the clinical symptoms of the various severe pneumonias and the specific Coronavirus infection are practically indistinguishable.

Recently it became known that the tiger in the Bronx zoo was infected by his human handler (the details are yet unknown). 
If cats are susceptible, and can hypothetically transmit to humans (the cross-infectivity seems to be logical and plausible), and if the fecal to air mode is present, then the domestic pet cats litter boxes might be the sources of infection, which possibly might come from the cat food. This hypothesis is easy to examine by surveying those who test positively for this factor: owning cats and contacts with the cats litter boxes. 

The nosocomial character of the current Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic, in the light of GI tract involvement, and the specific clusters: hospitals and nursing homes, prisons, and large ships, has to be examined in details ans addressed. It also has the direct effect on the management of the patients and the regional epidemics. 

Michael Novakhov | 11:28 AM 4/6/2020

_______________________________________________________________




» mikenov on Twitter: 
#All The #News That's #Fit To #Tweet: 
#Make #it #bitter, #smart, or #sweet 
#But #short, #and #put it in a #tweet. 
And it will be fit to #read. 

#CIA #FBI #ODNI#IntelligenceCommunity #CounterIntelligence #IntelligenceAnal

25/02/20 20:07 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#All The #News That's #Fit To #Tweet: #Make #it #bitter, #smart, or #sweet #But #short, #and #put it in a #tweet. And then it will be fit to #read. #CIA #FBI #ODNI #IntelligenceCommunity #CounterIntelligence #IntelligenceAnalysis #Specia...


TWEETS BY MIKENOV - 250 - Page LinK

https://www.newsblur.com/reader/folder_rss/86178/5d8daaf24dd7/unread/tweets-by-mikenov

On RSS Dog



-
» mikenov on Twitter: Nosocomial Transmission of Sars-Cov-1 - Google Search google.com/search?newwind…
06/04/20 09:59 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Nosocomial Transmission of Sars-Cov-1 - Google Search google.com/search?newwind… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 1:59pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Domestic cats have been infected with COVID-19 by their owners, Live Science previously reported.Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 | Live Science livescience.com/tiger-bronx-zo…
06/04/20 09:41 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Domestic cats have been infected with COVID-19 by their owners, Live Science previously reported. Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 | Live Science livescience.com/tiger-bronx-zo… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 1:41pm m...
» mikenov on Twitter: "A zoo caretaker with COVID-19 likely infected the cats before he or she developed any symptoms of the disease, the WCS said.HOW?!Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 | Live Science livescience.com/tiger-bronx-zo…
06/04/20 09:38 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
"A zoo caretaker with COVID-19 likely infected the cats before he or she developed any symptoms of the disease, the WCS said. HOW?! Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 | Live Science livescience.com/tiger-bronx-zo… Posted by mikenov o...

Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 livescience.com/tiger-bronx-zo… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 1:35pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: #CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligence#Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 9:03 AM 4/6/2020 - M.N.: "Nadya and Azul" - Are these the TELLING NAMES? "The Tigers and Lions of Hope and Socialism"?
06/04/20 09:10 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligence #Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 9:03 AM 4/6/2020 - M.N.: "Nadya and Azul" - Are these the TELLING NAMES? "The Tigers and Lions of Hope and Socialism"? Tig...
» mikenov on Twitter: #Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 9:03 AM 4/6/2020 - M.N.: "Nadya and Azul" - Are th... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am…
06/04/20 09:05 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 9:03 AM 4/6/2020 - M.N.: "Nadya and Azul" - Are th... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 1:05pm mikenov on Twitter
A Malayan tiger cub in its enclosure at the Bronx Zoo on 27 April 2017
BBC News - Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19 bbc.com/news/world-us-… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 12:48pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: M.N.: HOW were they infected?"The seven sickened cats live in two areas at the zoo, and the animals had contact with the same worker, who is doing OK, zoo officials said."Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komone
06/04/20 08:48 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
M.N.: HOW were they infected? "The seven sickened cats live in two areas at the zoo, and the animals had contact with the same worker, who is doing OK, zoo officials said." Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews...
» mikenov on Twitter: At the Bronx Zoo, Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions developed dry coughs, and some of the cats exhibited some wheezing and loss of appetiteTiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.
06/04/20 08:46 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
At the Bronx Zoo, Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions developed dry coughs, and some of the cats exhibited some wheezing and loss of appetite Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.co...
» mikenov on Twitter: #CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligenceTweets And News - From Michael Novakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests ... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am…
06/04/20 08:41 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligence Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests ... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am… Posted by mikenov on Monday...
» mikenov on Twitter: #CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligence#Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for c... GShttps://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am
06/04/20 08:37 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #House #USMilitary #USIntelligence #Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for c... GShttps://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am-46...
» mikenov on Twitter: #CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate#Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests ... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am…
06/04/20 08:32 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
#CIA #FBI #FBINews #ODNI #US #Senate #Tweets And #News - From #MichaelNovakhov: 7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests ... tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 12:32pm mikenov...
» mikenov on Twitter: coronavirus in animals - Google Search google.com/search?q=coron…
06/04/20 07:40 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
coronavirus in animals - Google Search google.com/search?q=coron… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 11:40am mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Coronavirus latest: confirmed cases cross the one-million mark nature.com/articles/d4158…
06/04/20 07:39 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Coronavirus latest: confirmed cases cross the one-million mark nature.com/articles/d4158… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 11:39am mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Coronavirus can infect cats — dogs, not so much nature.com/articles/d4158…
06/04/20 07:31 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Coronavirus can infect cats — dogs, not so much nature.com/articles/d4158… Posted by mikenov on Monday, April 6th, 2020 11:31am mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.com/news/nation-wo…
05/04/20 19:46 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.com/news/nation-wo… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:46pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: us military and coronavirus - Google Search google.com/search?q=us+mi…
05/04/20 19:43 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
us military and coronavirus - Google Search google.com/search?q=us+mi… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:43pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic nyti.ms/34adFvc
05/04/20 19:37 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic nyti.ms/34adFvc Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:37pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Why We Keep Getting the Lessons of the Spanish Flu Wrong politico.com/news/magazine/… via @politico
05/04/20 18:50 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Why We Keep Getting the Lessons of the Spanish Flu Wrong politico.com/news/magazine/… via @politico Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 10:50pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Covid-1, originated in China and spread via international travel to about 25 countries. The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings. bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/virol
05/04/20 18:45 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Covid-1, originated in China and spread via international travel to about 25 countries. The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings. bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/virolog...

COVID-19 Antibody Test Needs to be Deployed thehayride.com/2020/04/covid-… via @TheHayride Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 10:01pm mikenov on Twitter
Bill Bratton
Bill Bratton warns New York could face 'crime virus' over bail reform bill nypost.com/2020/04/05/bil… via @nypmetro Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:56pm 1 like mikenov on Twitter

Italy Coronavirus Deaths: Lowest Fatalities Since March 19 - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:54pm 1 like mikenov on Twitter
Lina Evans, the coroner in Shelby County, Ala., said she is now suspicious of a surge in deaths in her county earlier this year, many which involved severe pneumonias.
Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll nyti.ms/2JIkmuS Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:48pm mikenov on Twitter

“So many patients are not fitting the picture that we’ve been told from China or Italy. This is not just elderly patients; it’s anyone,” businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:05pm mikenov on Tw...
» mikenov on Twitter: so many people are trying to ride out the illness in their homes, some hold out until their needs are dire, then arrive at hospitals in “impending respiratory failure.” businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron…
05/04/20 17:03 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
so many people are trying to ride out the illness in their homes, some hold out until their needs are dire, then arrive at hospitals in “impending respiratory failure.” businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, Apri...
A liquor store in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons was seeing brisk business, but not allowing customers inside.
The Wealthy Flee Coronavirus. Vacation Towns Respond: Stay Away. nyti.ms/2UhNsHB Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:01pm mikenov on Twitter

Early coronavirus CDC tests didn't distinguish between virus and water - Business Insider businessinsider.com/early-coronavi… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:59pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: US coronavirus testing problems: timeline of delays, errors - Business Insider businessinsider.com/us-coronavirus…
05/04/20 16:58 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
US coronavirus testing problems: timeline of delays, errors - Business Insider businessinsider.com/us-coronavirus… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:58pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: On the whole, the US’s diagnostic abilities have been riddled by errors and delays. The CDC at first designed a faulty test, and the ongoing test shortages still prevent officials from fully understanding the scale of the epidemic. bus
05/04/20 16:57 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
On the whole, the US’s diagnostic abilities have been riddled by errors and delays. The CDC at first designed a faulty test, and the ongoing test shortages still prevent officials from fully understanding the scale of the epidemic. busin...
» mikenov on Twitter: 13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital nyti.ms/3dspIbn
05/04/20 16:41 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital nyti.ms/3dspIbn Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:41pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Deaths in New York State: 4,159, up from 3,565 on Saturday morning.Confirmed cases: 122,031, up from 113,704. In New York City, 67,551, up from 63,306.Hospitalized in New York State: 16,479, up from 15,905.In intensive care: 4,376,
05/04/20 16:39 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Deaths in New York State: 4,159, up from 3,565 on Saturday morning. Confirmed cases: 122,031, up from 113,704. In New York City, 67,551, up from 63,306. Hospitalized in New York State: 16,479, up from 15,905. In intensive care: 4,376, up...
» mikenov on Twitter: As of Saturday evening, the JNYMS had 40 patients.Why not 400? $,000? Make it a COVID Specialty Hospital. Harry up!Inside the Javits Center: New York’s militarized, makeshift hospital - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/national
05/04/20 16:23 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
As of Saturday evening, the JNYMS had 40 patients. Why not 400? $,000? Make it a COVID Specialty Hospital. Harry up! Inside the Javits Center: New York’s militarized, makeshift hospital - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/national/j...

a few of those transferred to the Comfort, which was supposed to remain free of covid patients, tested positive for the disease and were sent back to the Javits Center. washingtonpost.com/national/javit… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, Apri...
» mikenov on Twitter: The makeshift medical station that was supposed to be covid-free is now covid-only. Its 11 patients were transferred to the USNS Comfort, the military medical ship deployed from Norfolk, and docked around 20 blocks north of the Javits
05/04/20 16:18 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
The makeshift medical station that was supposed to be covid-free is now covid-only. Its 11 patients were transferred to the USNS Comfort, the military medical ship deployed from Norfolk, and docked around 20 blocks north of the Javits at...
» mikenov on Twitter: Inside the Javits Center: New York’s militarized, makeshift hospital washingtonpost.com/national/javit…
05/04/20 16:16 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Inside the Javits Center: New York’s militarized, makeshift hospital washingtonpost.com/national/javit… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:16pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Cuomo said he had asked President Trump Thursday morning for permission to use the US Army-run Javits hospital to treat coronavirus and that Trump approved his request later in the day. nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav…
05/04/20 16:14 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Cuomo said he had asked President Trump Thursday morning for permission to use the US Army-run Javits hospital to treat coronavirus and that Trump approved his request later in the day. nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav… Posted by mikenov on Sun...
» mikenov on Twitter: It is not immediately clear when Javits will begin accepting coronavirus patients, or when those currently in the center will be transferred. nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav…
05/04/20 16:14 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
It is not immediately clear when Javits will begin accepting coronavirus patients, or when those currently in the center will be transferred. nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:14pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Javits Center temporary hospital to take on coronavirus patients nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav… via @nypmetro
05/04/20 16:11 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Javits Center temporary hospital to take on coronavirus patients nypost.com/2020/04/02/jav… via @nypmetro Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:11pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: New York PostJavits Center temporary hospital to take on coronavirus patientsjacob k. javits convention center - Google Search google.com/search?q=jacob…
05/04/20 16:10 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
New York Post Javits Center temporary hospital to take on coronavirus patients jacob k. javits convention center - Google Search google.com/search?q=jacob… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:10pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: jacob k. javits convention center - Google Search google.com/search?q=jacob…
05/04/20 16:09 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
jacob k. javits convention center - Google Search google.com/search?q=jacob… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 8:09pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: CORRECT!!!“I have no doubt that the virus was here much earlier than we even know,” and before it reached any other state, Cuomo said.'In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain': businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron…
05/04/20 16:01 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
CORRECT!!! “I have no doubt that the virus was here much earlier than we even know,” and before it reached any other state, Cuomo said. 'In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain': businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron… Posted...
» mikenov on Twitter: ‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron…
05/04/20 15:56 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
‘In search of the apex and the other side of the mountain’: The coronavirus has killed more than 4,100 New Yorkers in just over a month, and the worst is still to come businessinsider.sg/new-york-coron… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April...
Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
14 hours ago
reply
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete

Hospital-acquired infection - Wikipedia

1 Share

A hospital-acquired infection (HAI), also known as a nosocomial infection, is an infection that is acquired in a hospital or other health care facility. To emphasize both hospital and nonhospital settings, it is sometimes instead called a health care–associated infection (HAI or HCAI).[1] Such an infection can be acquired in hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation facility, outpatient clinic, diagnostic laboratory or other clinical settings. Infection is spread to the susceptible patient in the clinical setting by various means. Health care staff also spread infection, in addition to contaminated equipment, bed linens, or air droplets. The infection can originate from the outside environment, another infected patient, staff that may be infected, or in some cases, the source of the infection cannot be determined. In some cases the microorganism originates from the patient's own skin microbiota, becoming opportunistic after surgery or other procedures that compromise the protective skin barrier. Though the patient may have contracted the infection from their own skin, the infection is still considered nosocomial since it develops in the health care setting.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.[2] In Europe, where hospital surveys have been conducted, the category of gram-negative infections are estimated to account for two-thirds of the 25,000 deaths each year.[3] Nosocomial infections can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream and other parts of the body.[4][5] Many types display antimicrobial resistance, which can complicate treatment.

Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
16 hours ago
reply
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

1 Share

A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The tiger, named Nadia, is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected with Covid-19 in the US.

The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa.

Nadia, along with six other big cats, is thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo keeper.

The cats started showing symptoms, including a dry cough, late last month after exposure to the employee, who has not been identified.

"This is the first time that any of us know of anywhere in the world that a person infected the animal and the animal got sick," Paul Calle, the chief veterinarian at the zoo, told Reuters news agency on Sunday.

There have been isolated instances of pets testing positive for the coronavirus elsewhere in the world, but experts have stressed there is no evidence they can become sick or spread the disease.

Mr Calle said he intends to share the findings with other zoos and institutions researching the transmission of Covid-19.

"We tested the cat [Nadia] out of an abundance of caution and will ensure any knowledge we gain about Covid-19 will contribute to the world's continuing understanding of this novel coronavirus," the zoo said in a statement.

Nadia, her sister Azul, as well as two Amur tigers and three African lions who showed symptoms, are all expected to make a full recovery, the zoo said.

The big cats did have some decrease in appetite but "are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers", it said.

The zoo said it is not known how the virus will develop in animals like tigers and lions since various species can react differently to new infections, but all the animals will be closely monitored.

None of the zoo's other big cats are showing any signs of illness. All the tigers showing symptoms were housed in the zoo's Tiger Mountain area. It is unclear if the others will be tested.

All four zoos run by the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City, including the Bronx Zoo, have been closed to the public since 16 March. New measures will now be put in place to protect the animals and their caretakers at all the facilities.

This coronavirus was first detected in humans in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

The coronavirus (called Sars-CoV-2, which causes the disease Covid-19) is thought to have originated in wildlife and been passed to humans via a live animal market in Wuhan.

The pandemic has been driven by human-to-human transmission, but the infection of Nadia raises new questions about human-to-animal transmission.

There have been less than a handful of isolated reports of companion animals testing positive for coronavirus, including two dogs in Hong Kong.

There is "no evidence that any person has been infected with Covid-19 in the US by animals, including by pet dogs or cats," the zoo's statement noted.

That is also the view of the World Organisation for Animal Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), which says there is no evidence that pet dogs or cats can pass on the coronavirus.

The World Organisation for Animal Health says studies are under way to understand the issue more. and urges anyone who has become sick to limit contact with pets.

Dr Sarah Caddy, Veterinarian and Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, is among experts to respond to the reports.

"It is surprising that the tiger has become infected with what must have been a fairly low dose of virus - we can assume the tiger did not have continual close contact with the asymptomatic zoo keeper," she said about the transmission.

"It is also interesting that the tiger showed clinical signs consistent with Covid-19 in humans. Although scientific proof is lacking, the chance this is just a coincidence is low."

Conservation experts have warned that the virus could pose a threat to some wildlife like the great apes - and have said measures are needed to reduce the risk of wild gorillas, chimps and orangutans.

Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
18 hours ago
reply
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete

7:13 AM 4/6/2020 - Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus - Do cats transmit the COVID-19?! | CORONAVIRUS IN ANIMALS - GS

1 Share
https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/713-am-462020-tiger-at-nycs-bronx-zoo.html
__________________________________________________________

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus https://- Do cats transmit the COVID-19?!




NEWS 

Coronavirus can infect cats — dogs, not so much

But scientists say it’s unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people, so pet owners need not panic yet.

We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. We do not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal ...
__________________________________________________________________

» The FBI News Review – fbinewsreview.blogspot.com – Blog by Michael Novakhov: 8:05 AM 3/25/2020 – Why New York? Because that’s where the GRU – Russian Mafia agents are – they spread the infection, on Putin’s orders! And Trump knows this, and does not dare
25/03/20 08:19 from Blogs
<a href="https://fbinewsreview.blogspot.com/2020/03/805-am-3252020-why-new-york-because.html" rel="nofollow">https://fbinewsreview.blogspot.com/2020/03/805-am-3252020-why-new-york-because.html</a> – #FBI #FBINews #CIA #ODNI #USIntelligence #USMilitary #DIA Why New York? Because that’s where the GRU – Russian Mafia agents are – they spread the infec…
______________________________________________________________


Posts In Brief: http://feed.informer.com/digests/XOSH9OTS98/feeder.rss | On RSS Dog | 


» 1:00 PM 4/5/2020 - Coronavirus is transmitted by infectious fecal aerosol - GS | Newsweek: Diarrhea May Be First or Only Coronavirus Symptom in COVID-19 Patients Experience, Study Suggests | Coronavirus: Petition calling for WHO Director-General to resign
05/04/20 13:09 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/100-pm-452020-coronavirus-is.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/100-pm-452020-coronavirus-is.html</a> Coronavirus is transmitted by infectious fecal aerosol - GS | Coronavirus: Petition calling for WHO Director-General to resign Newsweek:  Diarrhea May Be First ...
» 11:29 AM 4/5/2020 - The Old Rivalries and the New Competition, plus China with the electromagnetic and bacteriological weapons (supplied by Germany, the courtesy of the New Abwehr?): Is Germany Considering Maritime Missions in Asia?
05/04/20 11:51 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/1129-am-452020-old-rivalries-and-new.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/1129-am-452020-old-rivalries-and-new.html</a> Colonies and influence zones in Asia and the South Pacific in 1914 ______________________________________________________________________ The Old Rivalr...
» 8:54 AM 4/5/2020 - Bioterrorism Special Operation "Corona Virus", by The New Abwehr - GS
05/04/20 09:00 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/854-am-452020-bioterrorism-special.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/854-am-452020-bioterrorism-special.html</a> ___________________________________________________________ Bioterrorism Special Operation "Corona Virus", by The New Abwehr - GS CoronaVirus News | Coron...
» 8:27 AM 4/5/2020 - CoronaVirus Pandemic is the New Abwehr Special Intelligence Operation against the U.S. and the World
05/04/20 08:34 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/827-am-452020-coronavirus-pandemic-is.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/827-am-452020-coronavirus-pandemic-is.html</a> ___________________________________________________________________ CoronaVirus Pandemic is the New Abwehr Special Intelligence Operation against the U...
» 6:39 PM 4/4/2020 - Links - 4.4.20: Study: COVID-19 Is Also Spread by Fecal-Oral Route
04/04/20 18:39 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
Study: COVID-19 Is Also Spread by Fecal-Oral Route <a href="https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/85315" rel="nofollow">https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/85315</a> … <a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/links-4.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/links-4.html</a> Links - 4.4.20 Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with...
» 1:19 PM 4/4/2020 - Cluster Analysis of Coronavirus cases in the U.S.: The hypothesis of transmission by the fecal aerosols to respiratory tract
04/04/20 18:01 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/119-pm-442020-cluster-analysis-of.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/119-pm-442020-cluster-analysis-of.html</a> Cluster Analysis of  Coronavirus cases in the U.S.: The hypothesis of transmission by the fecal aerosols to respiratory tract (by the infectious "toilet pl...
» 5:14 PM 4/4/2020 - Coronavirus: fecal aerosols are infectious - GS: Scientists say coronavirus can spread through 'aerosolized feces'...
04/04/20 17:25 from Tweets And News - From Michael Novakhov
<a href="https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/coronavirus-fecal-aerosols-are.html" rel="nofollow">https://tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/coronavirus-fecal-aerosols-are.html</a> Coronavirus: fecal aerosols are infectious - GS <a href="http://www.who.int" rel="nofollow">www.who.int</a> › Newsroom › Commentaries › Detail 6 days ago - Respiratory infections can be transmitted through ...

» mikenov on Twitter: Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.com/news/nation-wo…
05/04/20 19:46 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus komonews.com/news/nation-wo… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:46pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: us military and coronavirus - Google Search google.com/search?q=us+mi…
05/04/20 19:43 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
us military and coronavirus - Google Search google.com/search?q=us+mi… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:43pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic nyti.ms/34adFvc
05/04/20 19:37 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic nyti.ms/34adFvc Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 11:37pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Why We Keep Getting the Lessons of the Spanish Flu Wrong politico.com/news/magazine/… via @politico
05/04/20 18:50 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Why We Keep Getting the Lessons of the Spanish Flu Wrong politico.com/news/magazine/… via @politico Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 10:50pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Covid-1, originated in China and spread via international travel to about 25 countries. The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings. bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/virol
05/04/20 18:45 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Covid-1, originated in China and spread via international travel to about 25 countries. The virus caused pneumonia and was transmissible from person to person, mostly in healthcare settings. bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/virolog...
» mikenov on Twitter: COVID-19 Antibody Test Needs to be Deployed thehayride.com/2020/04/covid-… via @TheHayride
05/04/20 18:01 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
COVID-19 Antibody Test Needs to be Deployed thehayride.com/2020/04/covid-… via @TheHayride Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 10:01pm mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Bill Bratton warns New York could face 'crime virus' over bail reform bill nypost.com/2020/04/05/bil… via @nypmetro
05/04/20 17:56 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Bill Bratton warns New York could face 'crime virus' over bail reform bill nypost.com/2020/04/05/bil… via @nypmetro Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:56pm 1 like mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Italy Coronavirus Deaths: Lowest Fatalities Since March 19 - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
05/04/20 17:54 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Italy Coronavirus Deaths: Lowest Fatalities Since March 19 - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:54pm 1 like mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll nyti.ms/2JIkmuS
05/04/20 17:48 from TWEETS BY MIKENOV from mikenova (1 sites)
Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll nyti.ms/2JIkmuS Posted by mikenov on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 9:48pm mikenov on Twitter
» Sinophobia threatens to endanger Biological Weapons Convention – The Manila Times
05/04/20 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The Manila Times: Of course, this is not the "Chinese" or "Asian" virus. We do not really know , where it came from, and how. After the acute phase, this should be investigated....
Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
18 hours ago
reply
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete

Sinophobia threatens to endanger Biological Weapons Convention – The Manila Times

1 Comment

SYDNEY: With the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to Europe and the United States, a bout of Sinophobia seems to have infected the Western media. On March 29, Australia’s “60 Minutes” TV program — that is well known for sensational reporting — broadcast a report that portrayed China as the villain of the Covid-19 pandemic, and just stopped short of calling for war against China.

This reminded me of the propaganda that the Anglo-American media broadcast around the world about alleged “weapons of mass destruction” that Saddam Hussein had, that led to the attack and invasion of Iraq in 2003.

With the US surpassing China in the number of Covid-19 deaths, the Western media would like us to believe that this is because of some form of bio-warfare that originated from China. The “60 Minutes” program claimed the virus originated in Wuhan in mid-November and China hid it from the world until late January. By which time they had allowed thousands of Chinese to fly out of Wuhan to all parts of the world. They showed a map that tends to suggest China has sent an army of bio-warfare soldiers to infect the world.


‘Chinese virus’
Unfortunately, the Indian media is no different from the Anglo-American media in their coverage of the Covid-19 threat. There is a clear slant toward labeling the virus as a Chinese virus. I watched on “India Today” television a report on how the TikTok application is used in India to discourage Muslims from following the physical distancing measures introduced by the Indian government. They claimed it is a campaign by Pakistan using this application and they labelled TikTok as a “Chinese app,” implying a Chinese hand of course.

As the inefficiencies of Western governments and especially their health systems are exposed, we are bound to see more such reports coming out of Anglo-American media, in particular. If the Asian media is not able to confront this with a counter narrative, the stage will be set to condition populations around the world for a possible war scenario in Asia, similar to the chaos created in the Middle East beginning with the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

For some years now, even going back to the Obama administration, the US has been looking for an excuse to start a war in Asia. Deft diplomacy by South Korean leader Moon Jae-in avoided such a scenario in East Asia, and some skillful geopolitical diplomacy by Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has avoided a similar scenario in the South China Sea.

While the virus wreaks havoc across the globe, many conspiracy theories are being transmitted pointing out an outbreak of bio-warfare, with US and China accusing each other. It appears that the conspiracy theorists do not know that there is a Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) for which both countries have signed up.

The global media is becoming the battleground in a propaganda war between the two sides. One of the most potent weapons the Western media has is to paint China as a secretive authoritarian state that hides the truth — thus anything they say cannot be trusted. This narrative is widely at play currently in the Anglo-American media and unfortunately transmitted by some Asian media.

Coronavirus timeline
While the “60 Minutes” program said China had hidden information about the virus, the truth is on Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China office was informed by the Chinese health authorities that “cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology” has been detected in Wuhan City, and on Jan. 3, 2020, a total of 44 patients with such pneumonia were reported to the WHO by China.

When the WHO asked for more information, the Chinese promptly provided reports giving details of the clinical signs and symptoms. They also said that some patients were operating dealers and vendors at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan City.

On January 11 to 12, WHO received further detailed information from the Chinese National Health Commission about the outbreak. China informed WHO that the market was closed on January 1 and that a total of 763 close contacts, including healthcare workers, had been identified and followed up.

China also shared the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus on January 12, “which will be of great importance for other countries to use in developing specific diagnostic kits,” WHO said in a statement on January 12.

From February 9 to 24, WHO sent a 25-member joint mission to China that included experts from the US, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Russia, South Korea as well as from China and the WHO. During the nine-day visit there was a lot of consultation with the Chinese health authorities, along with collection of testing samples from patients.

WHO released a 40-page report of its findings, pointing out that they had been receiving daily reports from Chinese authorities on investigation clusters and household transmission studies.

WHO paid glowing tribute to China’s handling of the health emergency, saying “in the face of a previously unknown virus, China has rolled out perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history” and they recommend that the world urgently look at China’s experience in responding to Covid-19, because it “provides vital lessons for the global response.”

All this information is freely available from the WHO website. But instead the Western media ignores it and continues to paint China as a threat to global peace claiming that its “authoritarian” model hides information. To balance the picture, media needs also to consider China’s claim of a bio-warfare conspiracy.

Bio-warfare conspiracy
On Aug. 5, 2019, the New York Times (NYT) reported that a US Army deadly germ research center in Fort Detrick in Maryland was shut down by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over safety concerns. The report also said in 2009, research at the institute was suspended because it was storing pathogens not listed in its database. “The institute is a biodefense center that studies germs and toxins that could be used to threaten the military or public health, and also investigates disease outbreaks,” noted NYT.

Just a few weeks before the first Covid-19 victims were identified in Wuhan, an exercise named “Event 201” was held at John Hopkins Center for Heath Security in Baltimore, Maryland, that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where the theme was stimulating a high-level pandemic exercise, which produces 65 million deaths.

The press release says: “Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.”

It goes on to describe the virus as originating in pig farms in Brazil that quietly spreads to the community. It then transmits by air travel to the US, Europe and China, and ultimately creates health scare chaos globally.

While the Covid-19 outbreak is spreading at a rapid pace in the US, there is a widespread theory espoused especially by the right-wing media there that the virus spread from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, either where it was being engineered as a bio-weapon, or being studied in the lab after being isolated from animals, then escaped or leaked because of poor safety protocol. Chinese have argued that the emergence of the virus in the same city as China’s only “Level 4” biosafety laboratory, is pure coincidence.

This is where the BWC passed by the United Nations in 1972 that entered into force in March 1975 comes into play. During the Third Review Conference in 1991, state parties agreed to provide annual reports on specific activities related to the BWC such as data on research centers and laboratories, information on national biological defense research and developments programs, etc.

Media need to ask — have the US and China adhered to the BWC in their research or stimulation activities? Spread of Covid-19 and the accompanying bio-warfare conspiracy theories indicate the BWC needs an urgent review and state parties need to be transparent in complying with its mandate.

In a statement issued on the 45th anniversary of the convention’s implementation on March 26, the Indian government called upon the international community to help strengthen the WHO to fully and effectively implement the BWC. In view of the 9th Review Conference of the BWC coming up in 2021, India has called upon state parties to negotiate “a comprehensive and legally binding protocol” to the convention. India has also highlighted the dangers from the possible use, in future, of microorganisms as biological weapons by terrorists.

The international media need to shed some of its Sinophobia, to put in the public agenda the need to strengthen the BWC during its review in 2021.

BY KALINGA SENEVIRATNE, IDN

Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
1 day ago
reply
Of course, this is not the "Chinese" or "Asian" virus. We do not really know , where it came from, and how. After the acute phase, this should be investigated. And this "Sinophobia" is very stupid, just like any other phobia.
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete

Javits Center temporary hospital to take on coronavirus patients

1 Share
Skip to main content

April 2, 2020 | 6:11pm

Enlarge Image
The temporary FEMA hospital at the Jacob Javits Center in New York

The temporary FEMA hospital at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Matthew McDermott

The Javits Center is making room for the ever-mounting coronavirus patients in New York City.

The newly opened makeshift hospital in the Manhattan convention center —  originally dedicated to non-coronavirus patients —  will now shift to COVID-19 treatment,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

see also

“The original plan for Javits was that it be used to take non-COVID patients from hospitals to open up hospital beds,” Cuomo said in a statement. “However, the number of COVID positive patients has increased so dramatically that it would be beneficial to the state if Javits could accept COVID positive patients.”

Patients currently in the 2,500-bed Javits hospital will be transported to the USNS Comfort ship, which docked in Pier 90 on Manhattan’s west side this week carrying 1,000 hospital beds, The Washington Post reported.

“This is a game change,” tweeted Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), who chairs the Council’s health committee. “Will allow our overwhelmed hospitals to discharge patients who no longer need acute care.”

Both facilities were originally expected to provide care to New Yorkers facing illnesses other than the virus as a way to relieve badly overwhelmed city hospitals.

see also

As the epicenter of the United State’s coronavirus outbreak, New York has documented 48,462 confirmed coronavirus cases as well as 1,046 virus-related deaths as of Thursday morning.

It is not immediately clear when Javits will begin accepting coronavirus patients, or when those currently in the center will be transferred.

Cuomo said he had asked President Trump Thursday morning for permission to use the US Army-run Javits hospital to treat coronavirus and that Trump approved his request later in the day.

“I thank the president for his cooperation in this pressing matter and his expeditious decision making,” Cuomo said.

More Stories

Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories?

:)

Signed in as Michael_Novakhov

Share this story on NewsBlur

Shared stories are on their way...

Read the whole story
Michael_Novakhov
1 day ago
reply
http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/
Share this story
Delete
Next Page of Stories