by Stratos » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:15 pm
by Shanghai Noob » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:40 pm
by maimai83 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:43 pm
by rickettyrabbit » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Stratos wrote:My new GF is a medical student at Peking University medical school and she is specializing in infectuous diseases. We were celebrating New Years with some of her colleagues when the alcohol took over and the truth about China's Hepatitis epidemic became the topic of conversation.
They were arguing over whether the "true infection rate" was 22% or 25%! They admitted that The HVC Hep C strain is being spread like a wild fire and said that reusable plastic chopsticks should be banned since most restaurant owners will not spend the money to buy an autoclave or even a commercial steamer needed to sterilize the eating utensils. One of the guys pulled this up on Google and it made me wonder how many times I ate at that popular chain that claims it feeds 1 million people every hour in China! (over 300 locations) http://www.echinacities.com/news/Yoshin ... Dinnerware
At the WHO website, they say China has the highest Hepatitis infection rate in the world but that the Chinese government stopped reporting the actual infection rate a few years ago. Anyway, if you are not infected yet, STOP USING PLASTIC CHOPSTICKS!
Hepatitis C virus now represents a global viral pandemic and is the fourth most commonly reported infectious disease in China. Information on China's national HCV epidemic was limited to cross -sectional seroprevalence studies of special populations, and a national surveillance effort had been launched to inform prevention and control.
We analysed novel data from two national databases: (i) China's national medical HCV case report system and (ii) the national disease sentinel surveillance system. Between 1997 and 2012, reporting incidence of medical cases for HCV infection rose from 0.7 to 15.0 cases per 100 000 with the largest burden of disease concentrated among individuals over 35 years of age, rural residents and those tested as part of routine screening.
by Rooster » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:43 am
Yoshinoya boasts that it feeds 1 million people an hour in China at its many chain locations that are popular with foreigners.
"Statistically, as many people are infected with HCV as are with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Without large scale efforts to contain the spread of HCV and treat infected populations, the death rate from hepatitis C will surpass that of AIDS by the turn of the century and will only get worse. "
by windyday » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:13 pm
by Stratos » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:55 pm
by rickettyrabbit » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:17 pm
Rooster wrote:This will be another "Fun With Statistics" thread but 23 dead expats out of 60,000 is enough evidence for me.
by Shanghai Noob » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:55 am
by Rooster » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:02 pm
by Stratos » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:18 pm