Health & Fit Dr. Oz reacts to coronavirus outbreak: Very hard to 'wall it in' once it starts
WHO says new China coronavirus could spread, warns hospitals worldwide
There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS. A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, Thai authorities said on Monday, the first time the virus has been detected outside China.
Dr. Mehmet Oz on Thursday reacted to thethe epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, explaining that such a virus is hard to contain once it begins to spread from person to person.
“It’s very hard to wall this in once it starts,” Oz told “”
Oz said that detecting symptoms of coronavirus such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, and headache will not help quarantine methods.
Chinese coronavirus in Quebec? 5 people under observation in Canadian province
At least five people in the Canadian province of Quebec are under hospital observation amid concerns they have been exposed to the Chinese coronavirus that has sickened some 500 people and killed at least 17. © Provided by FOX NewsDr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s chief public health officer, told reporters on Wednesday that five people who recently traveled to the country are being held at Montreal hospitals, though it’s not clear which ones. A sixth person was initially with the group but was reportedly discharged after testing negative for the virus, the Montreal Gazette reported. “There are no confirmed cases,” Arruda assured.
Oz went on to say, “It takes maybe a week for the symptoms to arise after you're infected, so if you’re on a plane and the person next to you has the virus and they get pulled in to quarantine, you’re still going to be walking through there.”
Oz said that the virus started from locals eating meat that had contact with infected rodents.
Therestricted travel in two additional cities after announcing a quarantine for the city of Wuhan -- the epicenter of the deadly -- and suspended public transportation in the locations as of Thursday evening. The move comes as Beijing also announced the cancelation of major events indefinitely, including celebrations for the Lunar New Year.
Authorities in Huanggang, in Hubei Province, which is around 50 miles southeast of Wuhan, suspended bus and train service and temporarily closed enclosed venues like movie theatres and internet cafes, the city's public television said.
Rail service in Ezhou, a smaller city south of Huanggang, is also being stopped.
In all, an estimated 18 million people will be impacted by the restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which so far has sickened over 500 people and has been linked to at least 17 deaths.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.
Chinese Coronavirus: a second quarantined city near Wuhan
Train traffic in Huanggang, a city of 7.5 million people, will be interrupted at the end of the day.
After Wuhan, Huanggang… A second city in China was to be placed in de facto quarantine on Thursday, January 23, in order to stem the epidemic of new coronavirus which has already led to a similar measure in the metropolis of Wuhan.
Train traffic in Huanggang, a city of 7.5 million people located 70 kilometers east of Wuhan, will be cut off until further notice at the end of the day, the city hall said.
Since 10 am local time, this Thursday morning, the city of Wuhan has been placed in quarantine. In principle, no more trains or planes should leave this city of 11 million people in the center of the country, where the first infected people were reported.
"The inhabitants must not leave Wuhan without specific reason," announced the headquarters responsible for combating the epidemic at the municipal level.newsletter
Outdated dining etiquette that should make a comeback .
These days, meals are often dine-and-dash affairs. We snatch a latte and a muffin and call it breakfast, grab burgers in drive-thrus or maybe cook a quick and easy dinner and scarf it down while watching the news. But there are still 24 hours in each day, and you’re doing yourself a favor if you slow down, breathe a little and actually enjoy your meal. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever return to the Emily Post-directed era of shrimp forks and place cards, but here are some mannerly mandates from the past that we wouldn’t mind seeing make comebacks.