Saudi Arabia's Government on 21 Jan 2020, reported a new MERS-CoV case, involving a healthcare worker in Abha, Saudi Arabia.
The following is an update on the current outbreak involving Coronavirus. This is information is current as of 0800hrs EST 22 Jan 2020. There have been 9 deaths and 440 individuals reported infected in China. The virus has been confirmed to be transmitted from human to human with at least 15 medical workers infected. There are cases in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
The coronavirus outbreak in China has claimed six lives. There are more than 300 cases reported. Millions of Chinese preparing to travel for the Lunar New Year, increasing the risk the outbreak will spread.
On January 16, 2020, the World Health Organization reported three new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There is one new reported death. This brings the outbreak to 3,409 infections.
The Chinese Government confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Chinese officials confirmed there have been more than 200 cases during the outbreak. The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting.
According to an article in Nature Immunology researchers have used CRISPER Cas9 to discover a T-cell and its receptor that could find and kill a wide range of cancerous cells in the lab. While this discovery is the first of its kind, it is in the early stages and needs more research. There is potential in this discovery to identify new forms of cancer treatment.
Passengers flying into three US airports from Wuhan, China, or via connecting flights will be screened for a new coronavirus that has sickened dozens in China and spread to other Asian countries.
Christian Drosten, the director of the Institute for Virology at Berlin’s Charite hospital, said the test developed by his team will allow labs to reliably diagnose the novel coronavirus “in a very short period of time.”
Bangladesh media has reportied a Nipah virus infection in the city of Khulna. The case is a 20-year-old womam who has been hospitalized since January 11.
The government plans to set up a research center in Shivamogga for the study of monkey fever (Kyasanur Forest Disease), as fresh cases continue to be reported in the Malnad district.