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Health & Fit WHO says still probing if Chinese virus can spread before symptoms

10:35  28 january  2020
10:35  28 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

China rules out SARS in mystery viral pneumonia outbreak

  China rules out SARS in mystery viral pneumonia outbreak China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago. 

WHO says still probing if Chinese virus can spread before symptoms . Filipino authorities said 11 people were being monitored locally for possible coronavirus infection. All are foreigners of Chinese , German, Brazilian and American nationalities who traveled to Wuhan.

Without symptoms , a person may not know they have the infection, but still be able to spread it. Such outbreaks are relatively easy to stop - identify and isolate people who are sick and monitor And why did China 's National Health Commission say the transmission ability of this virus is getting

The World Health Organization said Monday it remained unclear if the deadly coronavirus spreading in China and beyond is contagious during its incubation period, before symptoms appear.

a person standing in front of a building: The World Health Organization said Monday it remained unclear if the deadly coronavirus spreading in China and beyond is contagious during its incubation period, before symptoms appear.© Jikaboom / IStock.com The World Health Organization said Monday it remained unclear if the deadly coronavirus spreading in China and beyond is contagious during its incubation period, before symptoms appear.

The virus, which can cause a pneumonia-like acute respiratory infection, has in a matter of weeks killed more than 80 people and infected some 2,740 in China, while cases have been identified in more than a dozen other countries.

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Chinese authorities over the weekend said the virus was - like a normal flu - able to spread during its incubation period and before any symptoms appeared. This would set it apart from cases like Sars and Ebola and make it much harder to contain. The World Health Organization ( WHO ) though said on

They said partnerships with Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube were helping to remove children who might misreport their ages. /overseas/01/28/20/ who - says - still - probing - if - chinese - virus - can - spread - before - symptoms .

In a fresh report on the new virus, known as 2019nCoV, the UN health agency said current estimates put the incubation period for the virus at between two and 10 days.

"Understanding the time when infected patients may transmit the virus to others is critical for control efforts," WHO said.

It did not immediately confirm assertions made by Chinese authorities that people who are infected can spread the disease before they show any symptoms of fever or respiratory difficulties.

"Detailed epidemiological information from more people infected is needed to determine the infectious period of 2019nCoV, in particular whether transmission can occur from asymptomatic individuals or during the incubation period," it said.

China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

  China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Forty-one people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diagnosis of a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and more serious diseases. A 61-year-old man with severe underlying conditions died from the coronavirus on Saturday.

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 50 people in China and infected thousands there, and spread as far as the US, France and Canada. He added that to his knowledge, the Chinese did not tell US health authorities that the virus could spread before someone is symptomatic , a crucial

China has also revealed that the virus can spread before any symptoms show. The country's Health Minister Ma Xiaowei confirmed the bad news on Each of the five US cases involve people who had traveled to Wuhan, China , recently. They are being treated and are currently in stable condition.

WHO last week stopped short of declaring the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern -- a rare designation used only for the worst outbreaks that would trigger more concerted global action.

But the world body admitted Monday it had made an error in its risk assessment for the deadly virus in several reports last week, acknowledging the global risk was "high" rather than "moderate".

The virus has caused global concern because of its similarity to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed hundreds across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003 and was also traced to the wild game trade.

The new virus is believed to have jumped to people from animals in a Wuhan market, but it has since begun spreading between humans, although the exact mode of transmission has yet to be confirmed.

As with SARS and another deadly coronavirus known as Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, WHO suggested that the new virus could be spreading through droplets, for instance when people sneeze or cough, or through direct contact with infected people or with objects they have touched.

What we know so far about the new China virus

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China warns that coronavirus can spread before symptoms appear. All the ways the virus can be transmitted are unclear, but China ’s National Australia, a popular destination for Chinese visitors, confirmed its first four cases of the virus in travellers from China , all of whom had been to Wuhan.

China 's health minister Ma Xiaowei made a startling statement Sunday about the Wuhan coronavirus: He said people can spread it before they become symptomatic . Ma didn't explain why he thinks the virus can be spread before someone has symptoms . If the Chinese health minister is right

To reduce the risk of infection, WHO stressed the need to avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections, frequently wash one's hands, and avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals.

The agency also stressed the importance of practising so-called cough etiquette, including maintaining distance and covering coughs and sneezes with tissues.

WHO has not recommended any international travel or trade restrictions, but does call for high levels of vigilance, including encouraging airport exit and entry screening for passengers leaving affected areas to check for fever and coughs.

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China's coronavirus has not mutated in the US, says CDC .
US health authorities said Monday they have sequenced the genome of the first two cases of the Chinese coronavirus reported in the country and confirmed the virus has not mutated since leaving China. © Mark RALSTON Passengers arriving at Los Angeles on January 22 2020 taking precautions against the coronavirus Nancy Messonnier, head of respiratory diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said she was planning imminent changes on measures to control and track the deadly virus, beyond the current restrictions just on travelers arriving from the city Wuhan, which is at the epicenter of the outbreak.

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