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|Health / New Sars-like Virus Shows Person-to-person Transmission by justaqad(m): 11:04am On Feb 14, 2013|
LONDON (Reuters) - A third patient in Britain has contracted a new SARS-like virus, becoming the second confirmed British case in a week and showing the deadly infection is being spread from person to person, health officials said on Wednesday.
The latest case, in a man from the same family as another patient, brings the worldwide number of confirmed infections with the new virus - known as novel coronavirus, or NCoV - to 11.
Of those, five have died. Most of the infected lived or had recently been in the Middle East. Three have been diagnosed in Britain.
NCoV was identified when the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an international alert in September 2012 saying a virus previously unknown in humans had infected a Qatari man who had recently been in Saudi Arabia.
The virus belongs to the same family as SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - a coronavirus that emerged in China in 2002 and killed about a tenth of the 8,000 people it infected worldwide. Symptoms common to both viruses include severe respiratory illness, fever, coughing and breathing difficulties.
Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest patient, who is a UK resident and does not have any recent travel history, is in intensive care at a hospital in central England.
"Confirmed novel coronavirus infection in a person without travel history to the Middle East suggests that person-to-person transmission has occurred, and that it occurred in the UK," said John Watson, the HPA's head of respiratory diseases.
He said the new case was a family member in close contact with another British case confirmed on Monday and who may have been at greater risk because of underlying health conditions.
The WHO said although this latest case shows evidence of person-to-person transmission, it still believes "the risk of sustained person-to-person transmission appears to be very low".
RISK VERY LOW, BUT VIRUSES CAN MUTATE
Coronaviruses are typically spread like other respiratory infections such as flu, travelling in airborne droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Yet since NCoV was identified in September, evidence of person-to-person transmission has been limited.
Watson said the fact it probably had taken place in the latest two cases in Britain gave no reason for increased alarm.
"If novel coronavirus were more infectious, we would have expected to have seen a larger number of cases than we have seen since the first case was reported three months ago.
Tom Wilkinson, a senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at Britain's University of Southampton, said that if NCoV turned out to be like the previous SARS outbreak, it may prove quite slow to spread from one human to another.
"But it's early days to make any definite statements because viruses can change and mutate very rapidly, so what is right today may be wrong tomorrow," he told Reuters.
Based on the current situation, the WHO said all member states should continue surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections and investigate any unusual patterns.
"Testing for the new coronavirus should be considered in patients with unexplained pneumonias, or in patients with unexplained severe, progressive or complicated respiratory illness not responding to treatment," it said in a statement.
The WHO said on Monday that the confirmation of a new British case did not alter its risk assessment but "does indicate that the virus is persistent".
The British patient confirmed on Monday had recently travelled to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and is in intensive care in a separate British hospital, the HPA said.
Among the 11 laboratory confirmed cases to date, five are in Saudi Arabia, with three deaths; two are in Jordan, where both patients died; three are in Britain, where all three are receiving treatment; and one was in Germany in a patient from Qatar who had since been discharged from medical care.
The WHO said at this stage there is no need for travel or trade restrictions, or for special screening at border points.
|Religion / Re: I'm Amazed! by justaqad(m): 5:29am On Feb 14, 2013|
I laugh in chinese.......
|Religion / Re: I'm Amazed! by justaqad(m): 5:09pm On Feb 13, 2013|
GraceBestowed: Firstly, I want to appreciate you all, I'm super new to NL, as odd as it may sound, I'd only started looking through the site a few weeks ago, and today, I stumbled upon this amazing (Religion/Christian) section I never knew existed.
smiling at the bolded.
btw take a nice trip down the lane....
|Religion / Re: Consult Us Today For Your Spiritual Help by justaqad(m): 3:17pm On Feb 13, 2013|
get a life..
Julius Berger might be recruiting.
|Religion / Re: Logicboy's Successes And Failures On Nairaland! by justaqad(m): 3:14pm On Feb 13, 2013|
6 super cool.
All and more
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Are Muslims In Support Of Gay Marriage??? by justaqad(m): 3:07pm On Feb 13, 2013|
welcome back from pluto.... how was your trip?
FYI ISLAM Abhors same sex intimacy..
|Religion / Re: Logicboy's Successes And Failures On Nairaland! by justaqad(m): 3:05pm On Feb 13, 2013|
|Religion / Re: Logicboy's Successes And Failures On Nairaland! by justaqad(m): 3:01pm On Feb 13, 2013|
whistles and walks away
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Sharia And Nigeria Politics by justaqad(m): 12:41pm On Feb 13, 2013|
deols: You are asking questions we may not know the answers to either.
surely you are not living in Nigeria.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: HADITH Vs QURAN by justaqad(m): 12:37pm On Feb 13, 2013|
have not been able to go through your links.but i will when the opportunity presents itself.
|Islam for Muslims / Sharia And Nigeria Politics by justaqad(m): 8:27am On Feb 13, 2013|
In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government, or 'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for his or her own personal gain.
corruption is synonymous with the term NIgeria. civilised and morally upright countries deal with this syndrome harshly without mercy.but in Nigeria reverse is the case.corruption is condoned.corruption is only a crime when you steal in 4 figures.you disgrace the cabal an you would be punished severely there is no impunity for stealing in 4 figures.
when you exalt to 6 figures you will be revered and celebrated only Nigeria.
it is no news how petty thief are dealt with in Sharia states in Nigeria.though the punishments are harsh but serves as deterent to others.
Sharia in the north has been politicized,justice has been relegated.only the poor and weak face justice and punishment,the rich and influential are praised encouraged to do more.
what stops Sharia from Amputating the big shots that is holding Northern Nigeria to ransom?
|Religion / Re: Who Is The Wise Man Between These Two Men: by justaqad(m): 4:35pm On Feb 12, 2013|
Ayomivic: For the benefit of those who who does not understand the analogy in the above story,let me explaind the ideas behind the story. Infact the story is written to correct the sentiments of the atheist.the story have to do with atheists and christians alone. I don't intend to discuss anther riligion here because atheists need to acknowledge the existence of God before religion.
laughing in Ikwerre.....
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 4:32pm On Feb 12, 2013|
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 6:04am On Feb 10, 2013|
Wetin I do you? I have been following your arguments with seunajia closely but not part of it.you don't know my position on yoruba ancestry.
So stop assuming
@pagan9ja high hopes?don't think I will ever leave Islam...
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Boonaa Mohammad In Abuja by justaqad(m): 12:54pm On Feb 09, 2013|
noted.(hoping to see him,)
but more details would be appreciated.
like place of event,date and time.
|Music/Radio / No More bosoms Showing In Grammy by justaqad(m): 12:06pm On Feb 09, 2013|
CBS has issued a warning to all the musicians going to the Grammy’s. It’s “cover your behind” – literally. No ‘naughty parts’ showing!
The Grammy producers have issued a dress code for this year’s presenters and performers – or they won’t be allowed in. Here’s the new “wardrobe advisory.” “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are all adequately covered. Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under-curves of the buttocks & buttock crack. Bare sides or under-curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible puffy bare skin exposure.”
The Grammys will be on a delay – just in case. And they are also warning people not to use bad words – even if it’s disguised in a foreign language.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 6:57am On Feb 08, 2013|
couldn't have said better
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 3:42pm On Feb 07, 2013|
kingoflag: Yezzur! Two blunts, actually. One for me, and one for you.
|TV/Movies / Re: How To Know A Movie Is A Nigerian Movie by justaqad(m): 3:13pm On Feb 07, 2013|
#11 got me ROLLING
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 3:01pm On Feb 07, 2013|
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 2:24pm On Feb 07, 2013|
do you want a poll or something?
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 12:50pm On Feb 07, 2013|
but you are the Mod,you can take it off if you wish..
|Rap Battles / Re: Rapping With The Stars by justaqad(m): 12:38pm On Feb 07, 2013|
safarigirl: Just use the names of celebs in your lines. Minimum- four bars, Maximim- 8 bars.
subscribing.... can i atleast add chorus?
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 12:15pm On Feb 07, 2013|
its not supposed to be there in the first place.
you dont threaten them.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 12:14pm On Feb 07, 2013|
beejaay: i am not a fan of religious forum but was a bit taken back when i saw the cation "A forum for Muslims to share their faith. Muslims only please, even the moderators are Muslims". are we muslims scared to have our faith challenged? are we scared of what non-muslims will ask and say about us? are we not promoting segregations among Allah's creations??
islam is open to criticism thats the beauty of our deen.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Why The Caption "A Forum For Muslims To Share Their Faith. Muslims Only Please," by justaqad(m): 12:11pm On Feb 07, 2013|
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 11:56am On Feb 07, 2013|
seunajia: This thread is not about Afrocentrism or Yorubacentrism, is it OP? If that is your argument then I must tell you denouncing your Islamic name alone does not take you there. There are bigger issues! These are some of the areas I think you should look at.
like i have said, i prefer my deeds and actions identify me as a muslim.
chidi ogechi chukwudi is a muslim and he is so proud of it.
P.s.. some of your comments made sense i must admit...
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Tolerance Is The Key by justaqad(m): 11:12am On Feb 07, 2013|
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 10:57am On Feb 07, 2013|
God is my strenght.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: We Are Losing Our Identity To The Arabs by justaqad(m): 10:30am On Feb 07, 2013|
andromida: @op This is a good awareness thread recently i was having this conversation with some Christians who believe bearing an English or Jewish name makes them better identifiable as Christians. I asked them why they feel God is naive since he created our tribal languages.The implication is subtle yet glaring if everyone embraces this foreign names sooner than later we will completely lose our identity a name is very significant. Nigerians must be proud of their heritage. We must not throw it away in the name of religion. However not everyone will have your kind of consciousness and so you must deal with them on the level of their enlightenment. Keep the flag flying a sustainable change must be from within.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Tolerance Is The Key by justaqad(m): 10:09am On Feb 07, 2013|
BetaThings: Tolerance IndeedAdab indeed.lol
justaqad:where is the insult?
justaqad:read his post...
justaqad:read his posts about me. and where is the insult?
justaqad:you do not need google for that. Senator Mac's post will vindicate me.
when a muslim fail to think for himself, i refer to him/her as a default kinda muslim. yet again where is the insult?smh
justaqad: you are pathetic. *spits*so?
justaqad: you are sick you need help.when you are covering the truth, yes you are sick.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Tolerance Is The Key by justaqad(m): 10:01am On Feb 07, 2013|
i am realistic.
hurts doesn't it?
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