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World What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

01:20  22 january  2020
01:20  22 january  2020 Source:   nytimes.com

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How do I know if I’m infected with the new coronavirus ? Symptoms of infection include a high fever, difficulty breathing and lung lesions. They said the infected man, a resident of Snohomish County, Wash., had recently traveled in the Wuhan region. [Read about the American patient diagnosed with

Asia Pacific| What We Know About China’s New Coronavirus . The health commission in Wuhan said on Sunday that the illness had also appeared in people who had not been exposed to the market, raising the possibility that the virus could be present elsewhere in the city.

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed six people and sickened more than 300, and has spread to at least five other countries. The first case outside of Asia was announced on Tuesday, as federal health officials confirmed that a Washington State man who had recently traveled to China had been hospitalized.

a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Travelers at a train station in Yichang, China, about 200 miles from Wuhan. The Lunar New Year, which begins on Saturday, marks the region’s busiest travel season.© CHINATOPIX, via Associated Press Travelers at a train station in Yichang, China, about 200 miles from Wuhan. The Lunar New Year, which begins on Saturday, marks the region’s busiest travel season.

Here’s a quick rundown of what we know so far.

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are named for the spikes that protrude from their membranes, which resemble the sun’s corona. They can infect both animals and people, and cause illnesses of the respiratory tract, ranging from the common cold to severe conditions like SARS, which sickened thousands of people around the world — and killed nearly 800 — during a 2003 outbreak.

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What we know so far about China’s coronavirus outbreak. A mysterious new virus that was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread to two other domestic cities and three countries is raising fears of an epidemic like the deadly SARS outbreak that hit the region nearly

Coronaviruses in humans usually spread from an infected person through the air through coughing and sneezing, touching or shaking hands, touching a surface containing the virus then contacting your eyes, nose or mouth, according to the CDC. Where has it spread so far? As of Jan. 20, a total of 224

a man standing in front of a sign: A police officer at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, China.© Darley Shen/Reuters A police officer at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, China.

How do I know if I’m infected with the new coronavirus?

Symptoms of infection include a high fever, difficulty breathing and lung lesions. Milder cases may resemble the flu or a bad cold, making detection very difficult. Little is known about who is most at risk. Most of the half-dozen patients who have died also suffered other illnesses.

How was this virus identified?

On Jan. 8, The New York Times reported that Chinese researchers had identified a new coronavirus as the pathogen behind a mysterious illness that had sickened 59 people in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in central China.

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The coronavirus , which causes a type of pneumonia, was thought to have first originated at a wholesale seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan . As of Monday evening, the number of confirmed cases in China stood at 218 — with 198 in Wuhan — and four known deaths.

What is a coronavirus ? According to WHO, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that range from the common cold to much more serious diseases. To control this outbreak, it’s critical to know whether cases being found in other cities are all related to Wuhan . If the disease has been circulating

The cases were linked to workers at a market that sold live fish, animals and birds. The market was later shut down and disinfected.

The number of human infections has grown dramatically, to more than 300 in China, and cases have now been confirmed in Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. The six people who have died from the illness were in Wuhan, and many of the others infected had lived in or traveled there.

On Tuesday, health officials announced the first case outside of Asia. They said the infected man, a resident of Snohomish County, Wash., had recently traveled in the Wuhan region.

[Read about the American patient diagnosed with a coronavirus infection.]

A day earlier, a top Chinese scientist said that the coronavirus was capable of spreading from person to person, adding to fears of a broader epidemic. The Chinese government warned that anyone who hides infections will be “forever nailed to history’s pillar of shame.”

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There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan , though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. What we know about the virus. 2019-nCoV, as it's been labelled, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan report nearly 200 people are infected with the disease, as three major U . S . airports begin screening travelers entering the U . S

Airports around the world, including some in the United States and Australia, are screening passengers from Wuhan. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced expanded screening measures in the United States.

The World Health Organization has called a meeting on Wednesday to decide whether to declare the coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency.

What is the source of the outbreak?

Animals are the most likely primary source of the outbreak — but it is not clear which animals. Past outbreaks of similar illnesses, including SARS, were also believed to have emerged from live animal markets. Another coronavirus, MERS, is transmitted to humans by camels.

What can people do to protect themselves?

Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said that travelers to China should “absolutely” avoid live animal markets, and keep their distance from any animals in rural areas. He reiterated that travelers should practice “good hand hygiene,” and try to avoid anyone coughing and sneezing.

Roni Caryn Rabin contributed reporting.

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