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The BBC have announced that two patients in the UK have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

No further details have been given other than they are both members of the same family and are receiving specialist NHS care.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51325192

 

At present, 83 Britons and 27 foreign nationals are flying back to the UK from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

The flight is due to land at RAF Brize Norton at 13:30 GMT.

The UK passengers will then be taken to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral and quarantined for two weeks.

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I wouldn't be so dismissive of Edwina and comments about eggs/salmonella.

I worked in the NHS at the time and we were given information from the Ministry Of Health.

 

In fact a Whitehall report published in 2001 proved that Currie had, in fact, been largely right. The study found that Britain was facing a "salmonella epidemic of considerable proportions" in late 1988 – and that the Government had down-played the risks.

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Only fun on my part @Cleoriff
She was right and good for her too. Yet another denial of the facts to the public, constantly misleading.

It is a well known fact in the meat trade that chickens eggs and indeed many other creatures harbour salmonella.

I wash my hands after picking up eggs in egg shells!

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 there weren't many people I knew who didn't believe her. No social media then otherwise she would have had much support.



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@TallTrees wrote:

Only fun on my part @Cleoriff
She was right and good for her too. Yet another denial of the facts to the public, constantly misleading.

It is a well known fact in the meat trade that chickens eggs and indeed many other creatures harbour salmonella.

I wash my hands after picking up eggs in egg shells!


And is it any surprise about the public health scare when you see pictures like these (scroll through the clickbait, sorry)

 

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/disgusting-conditions-farm-sells-eggs-17645009

 

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Yeh @pgn I saw that and couldn't take looking at it. Shocking not surprising and sad.
The meat trade (farmers) not all but some can be irresponsible, uncaring I won't go on.
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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.


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It's being reported that there has been a death in the Phillipines with the coronavirus as it's cause.

This is the first death outside of China.

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Worrying as I have no confidence in the information being metered out here.

 

Especially as there are many Universities near with people from all over the world.



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The alleged link to domestic pets communicated in China is having a devastating effect... 😬
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It must be very difficult to communicate facts/information to such a large population who are distributed far and wide, still believe that powdered Rhino horn and other animal parts work wonders not to mention eating Bush meat. @pgn


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People do strange things when panicked, and whilst cats can be affected by a variant of coronavirus (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), a misplaced article on Social Media is all it takes to make some throw their pets out of the window to their death on the ground several storeys below... 😭

https://amp.news.com.au/world/asia/dogs-and-cats-thrown-from-apartments-in-china-over-virus-spread-f...
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What does Fintan mean by "pig ignorance" it is my understanding that the porcine group are very smart indeed. @pgn


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