Don’t know whether coronavirus infection manifests itself as a great variety of ways could be a problem for diagnosis and epidemic control? Or just that many of the patients are older or elderly? Would advice like this tend to overload the medical system even more?
I pass this translation along in case it will be useful. It came from the verified account on social media of Caijingwang (Caijing is a PRC business magazine that does considerable investigative reporting) then repeated on Twitter. https://twitter.com/zptgddq/status/1220610512800681984 Chinese text copied below.
Wuhan University People’s Hospital Bulletin on identifying patients with new coronavirus (enhanced edition) Released January 24 to assist medical workers and the masses, to be on the alert for non-respiratory system symptoms that may initially appear and so increase the possibility of hidden sources of contagion. Fever and coughing are not the only initial symptoms of coronavirus. We have already seen many “non-classical” cases, for example a 45-year-old man who had no fever, coughing or other respiratory system when examined. In some coronavirus patients the initial symptoms are related to the digestive system such as upset stomach diarrhea, poor appetite or weakness or not feeling well instead; in other cases only the nervous systems: headache; or the initial symptom might be related to the circulatory system such nervousness, chest distress; in other cases the symptoms might be related to the cardiovascular system such as nervousness and chest distress; or an initial ophthalmological symptom such as conjunctivitis; sometimes the initial symptom may be a slight weakening of the limbs or pain in the muscles of the back。
Report also in Hubei Daily
A story about this announcement also appeared in the Hubei Daily website on January 24， 2020 at 14:26. The first paragraph of the story summarizes the revised version from the Wuhan University People’s Hospital so I will not translate this earlier version.
The second paragraph urged
“Early prevention measures, early detection, early diagnosis, early quarantine, and early cure” are the keys to prevented the spread of the new type of coronavirus pneumonia. Everyone should improve their prevention awareness daily. Wear a mask when you go outside. Avoid going to places where people assemble. Especially to be emphasized is to reduce the number of family reunions, wash hands thoroughly, be carefully to periodically disinfect your smartphones and computer keyboards. Learn to cough and blow your nose in the proper way. Strictly avoid spitting. Don’t carelessly discard used masks, put them in a sealed trash container for disposal.
Chinese text below. http://www.houkongdaily.com/20200124-IN-233041.html
The South China Morning Post carried a story entitled “Doctors warn China coronavirus carriers may show no symptoms of illness” on January 25.