12th February 2020

How Nepal is totally safe from Novel CoronaVirus? No more coronavirus patients found till to date.

As the number of coronaviruses identified in the Chinese mainland and other parts of the world is rising, Nepal’s health-care system is facing a burden to cope. Let’s read about CoronaVirus in Nepal, the full history and update news till today’s date.

Worldwide, the number of Novel coronavirus cases has surpassed that of the similar Sars epidemic which spread to over two dozen countries in 2003. But the current virus ‘ mortality rate is much lower, meaning it isn’t as dangerous as that.

Well, we (Nepal) are not facing any corona patients or treatments that may feel worry for others to breathe. But lacking tourists from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan is a major issue. Even flights from such places are denied in taking passengers from one place to another. Nearly, 20 international flights are waiting for order to take off in such countries which have more corona effects, mostly in China, Hong Kong, Singapore etc.

When we talk about Nepal and coronavirus, then only one case was found but soon quarantined. And no death issue or cases are there to viral havoc of the Novel Coronavirus in Nepal. We are ready to welcome the guests from other corona safe countries to continue the tour and trek in Himalayan regions.

Let’s continue the trekking adventure and other exciting adventures in Nepal in the best season which is February and March. All the fairs are still the same, no hike in fares for anyone. Let’s call us on your service by booking the small and big tour packages with your families to explore Nepal and its natural beauties.

Coronavirus update rate

Coronavirus update; Feb 07

 

Let’s read the rest of the news as the basic information of the Novel Coronavirus.

Origin of Novel Coronavirus

The origin of the Wuhan virus was traced to a wet market in Hubei province in China which also sold wild animals. Scientists are working on monitoring how the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans and early studies have pointed to bats as the new virus ‘ source.

Other Chinese researchers on Friday, however, said that pangolins could be the missing link between bats and humans, the world’s most trafficked mammal.

Where did the new coronavirus come from?

The outbreak of China’s 2019 novel coronavirus slowly spread to other countries in January 2020, with the WHO declaring it a public health emergency of international concern. Others in Asia, including Nepal, are among the affected countries outside of China (where 12 307 cases and 259 deaths were registered as of Feb 1, 2020).

First case in Nepal of CoronaVirus and if totally cured.

CoronaVirus in Nepal

A 32-year-old man, a Nepalese student at Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, returned to Nepal on Jan 13, 2020, with no history of comorbidities. He presented with a cough at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital’s ambulatory clinic, Kathmandu. He’d got sick on Jan 3, 6 days before flying to Nepal. He did not indicate any access to the so-called Wet Wuhan market. Throat swabs collected from the patient at WHO laboratory in Hong Kong tested positive for 2019-nCoV on real-time RT-PCR assays. His temperature was 37·2 ° C (99 ° F) upon admission to hospital in Kathmandu, with inflammation of the throat but with no other significant signs or symptoms. He was isolated and treated with antibiotics with wide spectrum and complementary therapies.

He complained of moderate breathing problems after 6 h and had decreased concentration of oxygen (SpO2 87 percent in room air). Chest X-rays collected on admission revealed an infiltrate in the left lung’s upper lobe. His temperature rose to 38·9 ° C (102 ° F) on Jan 14 and he had breathing difficulties the next day while he was in the supine position, crepitating in the right lower lung. His fever ceased on Jan 16, and his clinical condition changed. The next day, he was released and told to go home to self-quarantine. Laboratory tests did not show any malfunctions. Real-time RT-PCR assays were negative for influenza A and B viruses, and fast NS1 antigen tests for dengue viruses, scrub typhus, and Brucella spp. Follow-up tests on January 29 and January 31, gave a negative 2019-nCoV RT-PCR throat swab. The patient received informed consent to be included in this Correspondence.

We must quarantine everyone coming into Nepal

The World Health Organization has announced a global health emergency following the outbreak of deadly coronavirus. At a time when there is a growing concern that Nepal is ill prepared to spot and control the disease, bringing back more than 200 Chinese students from Nepal would heighten the health risk to returners and the general population.

The biggest threat faced by this disease, arising in Wuhan, according to medical doctors, is that people infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may not always show symptoms of the disease. It shows that people with coronavirus can spread the condition without falling ill. This unique feature has increased the risk of the disease spreading exponentially without anyone knowing it for a while.

“Because it is difficult to spot people who have not developed symptoms, we will quarantine anyone coming to Nepal from countries where coronavirus has been identified for at least two weeks,” Dr Bibek Kumar Lal, director of the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control told The Himalayan Times.

Because Nepal lacks sufficient infrastructure and resources to combat the virus, if it reaches Nepal it can cause an epidemic. Nepal lacks a proper digital thermometer except in TIA. Likewise, Nepal lacks sufficient guards for physicians, medical staff and others involved in the treatment of coronavirus. The hospitals unprepared for treatment of patients with coronavirus.

Chinese Ambassador tweets about Nepal and N-Coronavirus

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi appreciated, in her tweet, the confidence to China given by the Government of Nepal and WHO Representative in Nepal to win the battle against #NovelCoronavirus: let’s fight against it together!

Deaths from coronavirus outside China

According to the Republic of the Philippines Department of Health, a 44-year-old man in the Philippines has become the second person there to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. And the first confirmed death related to the virus outside China. The man died on Feb. 1, the DOH said in a statement adding:

“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

Coronavirus update till feb 10

Worldwide Novel Coronavirus update till feb 10

According to the New York Times, a 39-year-old man died in Hong Kong after 2019-nCoV on Feb. 4. It’s Hong Kong’s first death and China’s second outside mainland.

The first U.S. citizen with coronavirus has died, though not in mainland China, according to The New York Times. The victim was a 60-year-old woman said to have had underlying health issues, according to people who are familiar with the case, the Times reported.

Novel Coronavirus Vaccine, update?

CoronaVirus Effect

Effect of coronaVirus in other countries

The Novel coronavirus does not have a vaccine but researchers in the U.S. National health institutes

reported that they are in the preliminary stages of developing one. Authorities plan to launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a possible vaccine within the next three months, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a news conference on Jan. 28.

Scientists are collecting virus samples to develop treatment, will train immune cells in patients to identify and kill virus, Facui. 

 

Article Sources: SCMP, CNBC, WHO, NepalTimes, BBC 

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