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Tech & Science This terrifying graph shows how fast the Wuhan virus has spread so far, and how close it is to becoming a global pandemic

13:20  22 january  2020
13:20  22 january  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years

  One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 170 people and infected more than 8,000. Coronaviruses are zoonotic diseases, meaning they can pass from animals to humans. Both this virus and SARS likely originated in bats, then jumped to people. In the last 50 years, at least 10 infectious diseases have jumped from animals to people. Here's how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since December 31, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed at least 170 people and infected more than 8,000 across 20 countries, including the US.

How fast is it spreading ? There are fears that the virus could spread swiftly - and further across the A report by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London The virus , known also as 2019-nCoV, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not

A TERRIFYING new virus that has infected hundreds can spread between humans, China has Zhong said the two people in Guangdong had not been to Wuhan but family members had returned The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission confirmed 136 new cases of pneumonia caused by the

a group of people wearing costumes: Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, where the patients with 2019-nCoV are being treated, on January 10, 2020. Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, where the patients with 2019-nCoV are being treated, on January 10, 2020.
  • A simple graph shows just how fast the Wuhan coronavirus has spread over the last two weeks alone.
  • The graph shows that the virus - also known as 2019-nCoV - could soon become a pandemic, as more and more cases are being found outside China.
  • As of Wednesday, nine people have died and 440 are infected worldwide, according to China's health commission.
  • Click here for Business Insider's full coverage of the Wuhan virus.
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An alarming graph shows how fast the Wuhan coronavirus has spread in the past two weeks alone and highlights how soon it could become a pandemic.

Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people.

  Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people. A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 17 people and infected more than 630. The virus has spread to at least seven other countries, including the US, were a 30-year-old man in Washington was confirmed to have the illness. A scientist at Johns Hopkins modelled what would happen if a deadly coronavirus reached a pandemic scale. In a simulated scenario, his organisation predicted that 65 million people could die within 18 months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The virus has so far infected around 300 people and killed six. At first, authorities suspected that the Before the Wuhan virus reached the US, it had already started to spread across Asia. "Ever since SARS, there have been calls for improving or closing down the live animal markets in China

How many have died? As of January 21, 298 people had fallen ill across China — in Wuhan We don’t yet know the exact way the virus is spreading or how easy it is to catch 2019-nCoV. Chest X-rays have showed signs of pneumonia in both lungs. (A quick refresher: Pneumonia is an infection in

The bar graph was posted on Twitter by Cate Cadell, the China correspondent for Reuters, on Wednesday.

It shows that in the last three days, the number of infections has risen sharply, as have the number of deaths, and the number of countries discovering infected people.

It's not clear who made the graph, but the data on it is current. Business Insider has contacted Cadell for clarification.

The outbreak of the pneumonia-like virus - also known as 2019-nCoV - was first discovered in Wuhan, central China, on December 31, 2019.

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The video shows how the virus swiftly spreads from Heathrow to European cities The pattern of the outbreak quickly becomes very complex, according to the scientists, but here it is Using the global mobility network, we can see how a disease launched in one city might spread to the rest of the world.

How fast is it spreading ? It ’s hard to tell, because the information being released by the Chinese government is questionable. The virus causes pneumonia, resulting in difficulty breathing. Only three people have been reported dead so far , but several dozen are in serious or critical condition.

Nine days later, state broadcaster China Central Television reported that multiple people who were sick had tested positive for 2019-nCoV - the first formal identification of the disease.

As of Wednesday, the virus had killed nine people in China and infected 440 worldwide, according to China's health commission.

Some 2,197 other people have been identified as having been in close contact with the virus, though 765 have been released, Health Commission vice-minister Li Bin said Wednesday. Those figures were accurate as of midnight local time on Tuesday.

He also called on people not to visit or leave the city, effectively imposing a quasi-quarantine.

"Basically, do not go to Wuhan. And those in Wuhan please do not leave the city," Li said.

The Wuhan virus may soon be named a pandemic - meaning it will be defined as the "worldwide spread of a new disease" by the World Health Organisation - after cases were reported in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand; as well as one in the US on Tuesday.

China warned the deadly Wuhan virus is 'mutating' and could spread further, with over 2,000 people tested after being close to those infected

  China warned the deadly Wuhan virus is 'mutating' and could spread further, with over 2,000 people tested after being close to those infected China is warning that the mysterious Wuhan virus is mutating, meaning it could spread further and being harder to control. 440 people have now been identified as infected in China, and killed nine people, while cases have been reported in other countries. The director-general of China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said that the virus is adapting and mutating - making it harder to manage and control.China's National Health Commission said 2,197 people have identified as having been in close contact with people who have the virus, and 1,394 of these are still under observation.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

So far , it is very difficult for humans to become infected with H5N1. The epicenters of both the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957 and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968 were in Southeast Asia, and it is in this region that multiple clades of H5N1 influenza virus have already emerged.

It has killed 40 percent of its victims. If this strain were to become highly contagious among humans “ Pandemic influenza spreads faster than anything else,” said Rick A. Bright, the director of So far , none of those medical products have landed on the final tariff lists. But lower-level trade negotiations

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It may just be a matter of time for the Wuhan virus to spread from China to Singapore but this should not be a cause of alarm for Singaporeans, according to Dr Chia Shi-Lu.The New Paper (TNP) reports that Dr Chia said on Tuesday (Jan 21) that the Wuhan virus is likely to spread here because many travellers go to and pass through Singapore.

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