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SARS-like mystery illness emerges in Middle East

The World Health Organization in London had issued a global alert on Monday for a new SARS-like respiratory virus which left a man from Qatar critically ill in a London hospital and killed at least one more in Saudi Arabia. The 49-year-old Qatari was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha on September 7 suffering from acute respiratory infection and kidney failure before being transferred to Britain by air ambulance on September 11, the WHO said. A Saudi Arabian national died earlier this year from a virtually identical virus, the WHO said, while Saudi medical authorities said they were investigating other possible cases of the disease. The WHO confirmed the illness was in the coronavirus family but was not SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which swept out of China in 2003, killing more than 800 people worldwide. “This is a new virus,” WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told AFP. “We haven’t heard of any more new cases. We don’t have an appreciation of how widespr

Becoming Better from Mistakes: Doctor's Second Opinion

Story and Experience.. My teenage boy was complaining for abdominal pain, he goes in and out of the comfort room to urinate and take out his vowel to ease the pain. During his constant urination, he experience painful discharge that he experience difficulty in urinating. He complains pain on the right lower part of his abdomen, a sign of pain that was same with the point where appendicitis is located, no feverand vomiting, just that continues pain that occur continuously, the pain can't be resisted by the patient anymore and it doesn't subside so I decided to bring the boy to the nearest hospital and clinic for proper medication and treatment. At the hospital they initiated two laboratory test, urinalysis and blood test, to find out whether the first speculation about appendicitis were true or not. The result of blood test stated that the count of white blood cell is above normal the rest is normal, this indicates infection. The result of urinalysis indicates