Published: Пт, Января 24, 2020
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Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus?

Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus?

The Chinese authorities initially described the virus as a new type of pneumonia before realising what was happening, and it is spread in exactly the same way as flu and colds are - by droplet transmission, where infected micro-droplets of fluid are breathed in by people near an infected individual who coughs or sneezes beside them.

Nearby Huanggang, a city of 7 million people, is suspending public transport and closing venues, including movie theatres and internet cafes.

Other Scottish universities have given general advice to students travelling to China and said anyone who has been in China, or other areas where incidents of infection have been reported, within the last 14 days, and is experiencing respiratory symptoms, to contact their GP or NHS 24.

Three other cities in the province had restrictions announced on their public transport or roads, including Lichuan, a city with a population of almost 1 million.

The open-ended lockdowns are unprecedented in size, embracing more people than the population of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined. The evidence so far however is that this virus is unlikely to lead to a global pandemic, and the government have said that the risk to the United Kingdom is low although this advice may change in the coming days. He commended the city's health workers and said he found them optimistic but cautious.

Animals are suspected to be the primary source of the outbreak, with Chinese health officials saying the virus originated from the animal market.

The death in Hebei increases the total death toll in China from the virus to 18. All of the deaths have been in the area in and around Wuhan. It has already spread to the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Macau, and Hong Kong, reports the Guardian.

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Health officials in the us said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first USA resident with the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the mystery viral illness that has sickened hundreds of people in China and left more than a dozen dead is not yet a global health emergency.

The man, identified as a Snohomish County, Washington, resident in his 30s, was in good condition and wasn't considered a threat to the public.

Before flights were stopped, BBC News reports that authorities were using cameras to check passengers' body temperatures before they were allowed to board flights, and screening them again upon landing.

The SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 killed close to 800 people.

Asian shares reversed early gains as health authorities around the world move to monitor and contain the virus.

Wuhan's train station and airport, which should have been packed with people travelling for holiday family reunions, were nearly empty Thursday.

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