Published: Sat, January 25, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Starbucks shutters shops in China's Hubei Province amid coronavirus outbreak

Starbucks shutters shops in China's Hubei Province amid coronavirus outbreak

China also reported today that a relatively healthy young man was killed by the virus.

The Chicago resident is the second confirmed coronavirus case in the United States.

So, the public's concern about it is understandable.

He went on: "The UK has access to some of the best infectious disease and public health experts in the world".

"Well at this point we think, we are learning more about this virus every day", said Louisa Castrodale, Epidemiologist with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, "There's a lot of interest in [it]". "That could happen anytime", said Dr. Janet Baseman, an epidemiologist and the associate dean of the University of Washington's School of Public Health.

"For people in Detroit the risk of getting the infection is very rare".

Beijing's Lama Temple, where people traditionally make offerings for the new year, has also closed, as have some other temples and the Forbidden City, the capital's most famous tourist attraction.

The short answer is yes.

A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese films that were set to premiere during the holiday to postpone screenings, forgoing what is usually the best week of the year at the Chinese box office. The government should be ready to provide resources.

Earlier on Saturday a man was announced to be the first person in Australia confirmed with having contracted coronavirus. He is in stable condition in a Melbourne hospital.

The man is now being treated at Monash University Hospital in isolation. A 36-year-old man in Hubei was admitted to the hospital earlier this month after suffering from fever for three days.

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The possible case came after health officers in Los Angeles County said there were no reported coronavirus cases in L.A. county. The passenger, who was traveling with family members, will undergo a medical assessment, authorities said.


Coronaviruses usually aren't contagious until a person starts showing symptoms, Dr. Satish Pillai, a medical officer with the CDC, said at a news conference this week. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold.

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

The mysterious pneumonia virus that emerged from a live animal market in China's central city of Wuhan last month has now infected far too many people, over far too vast a geographic area, to be easily controlled.

In the USA, public-health officials are urging people to wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes - the usual precautions taken during flu season, which is in full swing right now and hitting Washington state hard. Most of those who've died were older than 60.

NSW Health said while there are no confirmed cases in the state, four are now under investigation.

At this stage there is little known about the incubation periods of the virus, she said, so it is unclear when he would have contracted the virus.

China's National Health Commission said on Saturday it had formed six medical teams totalling 1,230 medical staff to help Wuhan. Activities are generally continuing as normal at the campus, Brown said.

The World Health Organisation has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of global concern.

In the U.S.as of Friday, 63 patients in 22 states are under investigation for the Wuhan coronavirus, and 11 of those have tested negative, according to the CDC.

The first US case was a man in his 30s who traveled to Wuhan and arrived back in the USA on January 15, Washington state health officials said Tuesday. "I feel confident for this situation and anything new that might occur". He is passionate about hard news reporting, and his beats include transportation, growth, urban planning, aviation, real estate, jobs, business trends.

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