Published: Sat, January 25, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Province sets up special website dedicated to China's coronavirus outbreak

Province sets up special website dedicated to China's coronavirus outbreak

The medics, who arrived on military aircraft late Friday, include doctors with experience combating SARS or Ebola, and will be dispatched to hospitals that are reportedly short on beds due to a crush of infected patients and anxious locals.

According to related sources on Saturday, . Authorities have since imposed transport restrictions on almost all of Hubei province, which has a population of 59 million.

In the two confirmed US cases, the travelers returned from China before symptoms emerged.

The vast majority of cases have been in and around Wuhan or people with connections to the city, but scattered cases have occurred beyond the mainland.

As of Friday, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the USA and Vietnam had all confirmed coronavirus cases. Cases have been confirmed in 10 countries.

France: There are three known cases in France, the first European country to be affected by the outbreak.

Japan's health authorities confirmed a third case on Saturday.

The man is now being treated at Monash University Hospital in isolation.

"China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus", US President Donald Trump tweeted, hours after the United States confirmed its second case.

While coronaviruses are common causes of colds, new strains are troubling for public health officials because they can spread rapidly among people who have no immunity to them, and they sometimes cause more severe illnesses.

The coronavirus, first identified in December 2019, originated in the city of Wuhan, China. All are Chinese nationals on holiday from Wuhan who arrived in the country from Singapore two days earlier.

Health officials urged recent travelers from China with respiratory symptoms to call their doctors first before going into clinics, so they can be diverted if necessary to hospitals or clinics that are equipped to handle infectious diseases and to limit their spread to others.

While most of the deaths have been older patients, a 36-year-old man in Hubei died on Thursday.

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"It does raise people's anxiety", said Texas A&M Student Health Services Director Dr. Martha Dannenbaum.

The Snohomish County man who has the United States' first known case of the virus returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 15 after traveling solo in Wuhan since November.

South Korea confirmed its second case of the virus on Friday.

Health authorities say that passengers who travelled the same route will be contacted. Quebec health officials said on Friday that a patient who had been under observation in that province tested negative for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients who have been cleared there to five.

When his condition worsened, his family contacted the hospital and took him there yesterday where he remains in isolation with pneumonia-like symptoms.

Taiwan has uncovered three cases so far.

People wait in line to clean their hands on May 1, 2003 amid the SARS outbreak in the Guangdong province capital of Guangzhou, China.

Tonight, we're learning the CDC is testing 3 people from metro Detroit for the virus.

It has also banned the export of face masks for a month to ensure domestic supplies.

Australia on Saturday announced its first case of coronavirus, a Chinese national in his 50s, who had been in Wuhan and arrived from China on January 19 on a flight from Guangzhou.

Both were treated and are recovering.

She said the health system and public health response is "robust", saying that cases have been quickly reported and tests conducted.

More than 1,300 people have been infected globally with a virus traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.

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